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Serving the communities of Abbotsford and Mission for 30 years, IMPACT is a program that provides services to youth (age 12 to 24) and their families who have been directly or indirectly affected by alcohol and drug use, abuse and addiction. We work within the schools, in the community and at our facility in Abbotsford. We offer drop-in programs for youth,individual counselling, family counselling, workshops, groups and special programs for parents, community members, and educators.
If you would like to meet with an Impact counsellor, attend one of our programs or refer a youth to our services, click here to find out some things you need to know.
Parents/Caregivers Supporting Youth in an Environment where Substance Use is Common
We all want the young people in our lives to grow into healthy, happy adults. Helping them bridge from the dependency of childhood, into necessary experiments with independence in adolescence, and into a thriving balance of interdependence in adulthood is no small feat! Our hats are off to every adult who takes on this challenge and struggles with all of its dilemmas.
Parenting and caregiving, we think, is a bit like calculating an irrational number, like Pi. It would be nice if you could just do one calculation to get to the 1000th decimal. But, no, you have to do all 1000 calculations to get there! (Or, someone has apparently already worked that out with this formula: Pi = SUMk=0 to infinity 16-k [4/(8k+1) – 2/(8k+4) – 1/(8k+5) – 1/(8k+6)], but you get the point).
Join other parents/caregivers (including our parent co-facilitator) for a 5-week group of support and learning… with the acknowledgement that what we need to learn may not already be known. We may have to create and experiment with new knowledge to meet each person’s unique circumstances. Contact [email protected]
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