Pine River’s Centre for Family Initiatives 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.

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.
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 summer!!!

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.

Join us in Mulmur, Ontario from September 19 to 21 for this valuable workshop!