About Youth & Family Counsellors

Who We Are:

School Based Youth and Family Counsellors provide a strong network of support services to children, youth and their families in three school districts on South Vancouver Island.

We are a group of professional counsellors with Human Service degrees and have extensive experience addressing critical issues that impact healthy development.

Our Association’s mandate is to ensure the delivery of a consistent, high quality service, and to provide professional development and consultation opportunities for our membership. We are governed by a professional code of ethics and standards of practice.

 Supporting children, youth and family development through:

  • family counselling
  • individual and group counselling
  • parent support and education
  • support and advocacy
  • conflict mediation
  • life skills training
  • crisis intervention
  • referrals to community resources
  • strengthening ties with families, schools and communities

Our Commitment:

Youth and Family Counsellors provide counselling and support services to children, youth and their families who are experiencing emotional, behavioural, social, cultural or academic difficulties. Our service goals are to enhance students’ relationships and participation within their family, school and community. We strive to build resiliency and healthy community connections for children, youth and their families.

Who Can Make Referrals?

  • Children, youth and their parents
  • Social workers
  • School personnel
  • Community agencies
  • Youth probation service workers