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
Participation in this workshop allows OAMHP members to apply 18 hours (CECs) towards their required continuing education hours. OAMHP’s review of the general content of this workshop recognizes the learning objectives meet and support the criteria (1) for best known practice in continuing education and (2) for educational requirements for mental health professionals

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

Clinical Therapist talking to family
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.


EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: $200 for a limited time only!

Join us for our Working with Families Training Program in Toronto in July or Mulmur in August! We have scheduled two dates and locations for your convenience. For a limited time, make sure to benefit from the Early Bird Discount! This early bird discount runs from May 6 to 12.

We are offering two dates and locations for the training. Please choose the option that best suits you below: