Our Programs

ICAN (Conquer Anxiety and Nervousness) – Anxiety Program (18-30 years of age):

This program educates adults about anxiety and guides them as they learn skills to overcome their anxiety, excessive worry and how to cope with major life stressors. This program provides adults with a manual or access to a secure website, videos, relaxation audio clips, daily anxiety tracker, a supporter guide, and weekly telephone support from a coach. In Newfoundland, adults can receive weekly telephone coaching support through either one on one coaching, or through our group-based program with other adults who share similar challenges. This program is effective at decreasing anxiety and stress; and increasing confidence and independence. To self-refer please go to: https://login.strongestfamilies.com/folder/1963/

Parents Empowering Kids – Behaviour Difficulties Program (3-12 years of age):
This program helps parents learn to deal with common childhood behaviour problems such as temper outbursts, not listening, verbal and physical aggression and difficulties paying attention. The program provides parents with a manual, DVD, behaviour chart for home, daily report card for the school and weekly telephone support from a coach. This program is now available in French thanks to the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness, and with the assistance of the Canada – Nova Scotia Agreement on French-language Services, and Réseau Santé Nouvelle-Écosse.

Chase Worries Away – Anxiety Program (6-11 years of age):
This program educates parents and children about anxiety and guides them as they learn relaxation skills and how to face worry in real life. The program typically deals with difficulties separating from loved ones, worry about performance, and specific fears. This program provides parents and children with manuals or access to a secure website, videos, relaxation audio clips, daily worry tracker and weekly telephone support from a coach. This program will be available in French thanks to the Graham Boeckh Foundation.

Defeat Anxiety – Anxiety Program (12-17 years of age):
This program educates youth and their parents about anxiety and guides them as they learn relaxation skills and how to face worry in real life. The program typically deals with difficulties worry about performance, social anxiety, and specific fears. This program provides youth and parent with manuals or access to a secure website, videos, relaxation audio clips, daily worry tracker and weekly telephone support from a coach. In Nova Scotia, youth can receive weekly telephone coaching support through our group-based program with other teenagers who share similar challenges.

Dry Nights Ahead – Nighttime Bedwetting (5-12 years of age) *Dependent on funding:
This program helps children overcome bedwetting with the use of a urine alarm, reward system, and weekly telephone support from a coach.

Chase Pain Away – Recurrent Headache/Abdominal Pain (9-16 years of age) *Dependent on funding:
This program focuses on teaching stress management, avoidance of triggers, dietary modifications, appropriate use of
over-the-counter medication, and with weekly telephone support from a coach.