Updates at the Child & Youth Development Clinic

 Listed below are a number of urgent supports in the community, should these resources be of interest.

STRONG - Supporting Transition Resilience of Newcomer Groups

STRONG is a program created to increase the resilience of newcomer children and youth and help them develop skills and strategies to ease their transition in their new surroundings. STRONG promotes their unique strengths, teaches them skills to make positive choices, and promotes a sense of belonging.

Participants will learn: How to identify emotions and stress, how they can impact children/youth and how to manage them well. How to use healthy coping skills (i.e. using relaxation activities; using helpful thoughts in stressful situations). How to build goals, plan and take steps to achieve them. How to understand and solve problems, whether at school or with friends and family.

Who can participate in STRONG?
STRONG is recommended for newcomer students in grades 9 – 12 who are struggling with their transition, having peer problems, and/or having challenges with mood, attention, or anxiety. Eligibility for STRONG does not depend on a specific time period since arrival to Canada. It is recommended within students’ first five years.


The intervention will be offered on Zoom, for 10 weeks, 1-hour session per week.


Under the supervision of a licensed psychologist, graduate student clinicians from Western University are offering the STRONG intervention at Child and Youth Development Clinic.


No cost to participate (Free)

To Register please call the Child & Youth Development Clinic at 519-661-4257.