The BC FRIENDS Parent Program was developed for parents by parents and is a partnership between The Institute of Families and the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD). The goal is to educate parents and families about the FRIENDS program that is being delivered in many B.C. classrooms and to equip them with family-friendly tools and information to practice the FRIENDS program skills together at home.
FRIENDS is proven effective as both a universal resiliency building program, as well as a targeted early intervention anxiety reduction program for children.
The online BC FRIENDS Parent Program has many resources, videos and tools available to parents in British Columbia, including: