Facing Your Fears Program
Child and Youth Mental Health (CYMH) Surrey-Guilford is pleased to offer the Facing Your Fears anxiety group. This group is designed for high-functioning children and youth who are verbally fluent, have a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, and also have difficulties managing their anxiety. This is an evidenced-based approach supported by over 10 years of research.
About the Group:
- This group focuses on helping children and their parents identify worries, develop coping strategies, and practice “facing their fears” with guidance and support from group facilitators
- Participants will work in a large group for part of each session and then divide into child and parent groups
- Parent participation is vital for sustaining strategies in their child’s day-to-day activities, therefore parent participation is required
Eligibility: Children and adolescents 8-12 years old with a formal diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who also have difficulties managing their anxiety, and live in Surrey, BC.
Time: Wednesdays 3:30-5:00pm starting October 25th. The groups take place weekly for 14 weeks.
Location: CYMH Guildford (8-15355 102A Ave. Surrey)
Referral Information: Please attend your local CYMH Surrey office for intake on Wednesdays between 9:00am-3:30pm (Guildford: 8-15355 102A Ave; Cloverdale/Fleetwood: 15405 88th Ave; Newton: 200-13630 72nd Ave; Surrey North: 201-13680 105A Ave).
Please attend your local CYMH Surrey intake clinic listed above with a copy of your ASD diagnostic report to obtain a referral for screening for the group. If you require more general information about this group, please see the Event Flyer or contact Dr. Kimberly Armstrong, R.Psych. at Kimberly.Armstrong@gov.bc.ca or 604-586-2818.