Pine River INSTITUTE'S Centre for Family Initiatives

WORKING WITH FAMILIES training program

The Working with Families Training Program offers tailored, in-person training sessions for clinicians and agency professionals working with youth. The trainings cover the core elements of Pine River’s unique and successful family model, including the parallel process, maturity model and attunement.

"PRI is commended for broadly and publicly reporting on its research and quality outcomes. The organization is commended for its ongoing contributions to the body of knowledge on youth addictions and mental health."
Accreditation Canada

Pine River’s Evaluation & Research team tracks the health and behaviour of our youth and their families from first contact, through treatment and for several years post-graduation.

Led by our clinical team, the Working with Families training program draws on Pine River’s continuously growing body of knowledge about the issues that affect the youth we serve and their families.

To book a training for your agency contact Amanda Ragazzon at

We know that PRI youth reduce their substance use, criminality and hospitalizations, and experience improved mental health, school and work engagement and family functioning. We report our results in our Annual Evaluation Report. Click image to read full report.

PRI also examines factors that accelerate adolescent development and foster optimal change. For example, we know that caregiver engagement with our program bolsters youth mental health. Together with PRI’s clinical and research expertise, CFI@PRI offers strategic opportunities for clinicians and agency staff to help more youth regain mental wellness and develop the tools they need to combat addictive behaviors.


Would you benefit from learning new skills in family work to support youth? Sign-up for our “Working with Families” training program, this winter!

This is an in-person event geared toward clinicians and agency professionals working with youth. Led by Pine River’s clinical team, this 3-day training session will help build your capacity to successfully incorporate families into your work with youth.

Pine River Institute has been tracking the impact of our treatment and outcomes for over 16 years and share our results in our annual evaluation report, found here:

This program will help you learn and apply the fundamental components of Pine River’s framework. 

Join us in Toronto, Ontario at the Pine River campus from January 17 to 19 for this valuable workshop.

To sign-up for this event, complete this form at: