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Animal Metaphors Video: What's your parenting style?





Recommended Reading

The Whole-Brain Child by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain by Daniel J. Siegel

Good Inside: A Guide to Becoming the Parent You Want to Be by Dr Becky Kennedy

Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers by Gordon Neufeld and Dr Gabor Maté MD

What to Say to Kids When Nothing Seems to Work  by Adele Lafrance and Ashley P. Miller

The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness and Healing in a Toxic Culture by Dr Gabor Mate MD

No Bad Parts: Healing Trauma and Restoring Wholeness with the Internal Family Systems Model by Richard Schwartz

What Happened to You?  Conversations on Trauma, Resilience and Healing by Bruce Perry

How to Do the Work: Recognize your patterns, Heal from Your Past, and Create Your Self  by Dr Nicole LePera  

In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness by Peter A. Levine

Let's Talk About It: The Teen's Guide to Sex, Relationships and Being a Human by Erika Moen and Matthew Nolan

Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It by JoAnn Deak PhD

Do the Work!:  An Antiractist Activity Book by W. Kamau Bell and Kate Schatz

Rest is Resistance by Tricia Hersey

The Creative Act: A Way of Being by Rick Rubin

The Artists Way by Julia Cameron

Mental Health Resources for teens & families

Connect Teen (24-hour Support)
Call: 403-264-8336 (403-264-TEEN)

Text: 587-333-2724

Kids Help Phone
24-hour Crisis Support Over Phone or Text
Call: 1-800-668-6868

Calgary Distress Centre
24 hour Crisis Line: 403 266-HELP (4357)

Wood’s Homes Community Resource Team
24-hour Crisis Support for Parent Teen Conflict
Call: 403-299-9699

The Summit Centre for Youth Resilience

Walk-in mental health services for anyone under 18 yrs old & their family.  No referral needed. Open 10am - 10pm, 7 days a week.

Mental Health Foundations - An excellent hub for Emotion Focused Family Therapy based resources.  Includes videos and trainings for clinicians, caregivers/parents, and clients

Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth (USAY) Provides essential programs and services to Calgary's indigenous youth

Skipping Stone Foundation A non-profit organization that supports trans + gender diverse youth/families

Outlink A not for profit dedicated to providing support, education, outreach, and referrals for the LGBTQ2S+ and allied community in Calgary 

Action Dignity  Working to enhance work together with ethnocultural, racialized, and equity seeking groups to create transformational changes in our communities and society.

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