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Parents & Families

Parents and Family

Parents and Caregivers have a challenging time when it comes to searching for and receiving the best services for their children and youth who may have mental health challenges. We hope this section of our web site helps lessen those challenges.

In this section our goal is to help you better understand children’s mental health, answer common questions that you may have about children’s mental health, explain how to get help, and provide you with additional links to further information about children’s mental health.

Children's Mental Health Ontario has created resources that describe the most likely mental health problems to be present in today’s classrooms, including anxiety and mood disorders, ADHD, and behavioural disorders. These guides offer: tips on early identification and intervention; lots of practical suggestions on how to accommodate and respond to kids with mental health problems; and combating stigma in the classroom.

Related Services

We offer a broad spectrum of treatment services and programs, delivered by highly qualified staff to strengthen children and families. Below is a partial list of services which may be applicable to you. For a full list visit our Services page.

Pathstone also provides a wide range of specialized workshops for parents, children and youth for a small fee. These workshops are offered on a regular schedule and are also provided by our highly qualified staff. For more information about these workshops click on the following links:

Coping with Violence and Traumatic Events

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has a number of resources available to assist parents, teachers, mental health workers and others in dealing with any questions, concerns that may arise in the wake of the violence and traumatic events that have occurred in recent days.

SAMHSA offers tip sheets:

  • For Students
  • For Parents, Teachers, and Other Caregivers
  • Tips for Talking with Children
  • Tips on Media Coverage
  • Coping with Grief
  • Coping with Mass Violence and Shooting
  • Coping with Traumatic Stress

Click here to view resources.

Orientation Package

This package has been developed to provide you with an orientation and description of our services.  We have also included some additional important information about how our staff can effectively work with you and your family.


Have questions about Pathstone, assessments, crisis services, or counselling, please see our FAQ page