For Parents

1 in 5 people in Canada experiences a mental health problem or illness in any given year, it is important we all take action to promote mental health where we live, work and play. Visit to learn about how we can all promote positive mental health.

New helpful booklet on youth criminal justice!

Are you concerned about your son or daughter? Need more information? Check out this handy booklet, “Youth Criminal Justice: What Parents Should Know.”

  • Recognize the warning signs of a youth getting into trouble
  • Learn how to help
  • Understand more about the Canadian youth justice system
  • Find out about resources available to your family

Raising kids is not an easy task, especially when parents are faced with other difficulties such as being new to the country or living in poverty. This booklet, developed by the Local Agencies Serving Immigrants Coalition, provides important information and offers some helpful strategies to combat these issues.

Click here to read the booklet online.

Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS)
Parent Group Therapy

CPS is an evidenced based approach used by families, schools, clinicians etc. as a means of addressing the challenging behaviours presented to us by our youth. The model adheres to the motto of “Kids Do Well If They Can”, which comes from the belief that kids are not choosing to misbehave, but rather are lacking the skills necessary to behave. CPS teaches us to identify and teach these “lagging skills” using collaboratively mutual discussion (Plan B’s).

Youturn is pleased to be able to offer Collaborative Problem Solving Parent Group Therapy. This 8 session program is run by two highly trained facilitators who have completed the requirements to become Certified Professionals in CPS.

Parent Group Therapy is based exclusively on Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) and is designed to provide parents with a sound understanding of the model, as well as practical knowledge of how to use the model in their homes on a day to day basis with respect to parenting. The sessions are approximately 90 minutes long, and include material for parents to review between sessions.

For a list of trainers and practitioners see:

For more information about the program, or to make a referral please contact us at: