Lasting Impressions

Submitted on Thursday, 01/09/2020 - 5:34 am

About Lasting Impressions 

Lasting Impressions works with families that have dependent children under the age of 18 whose parent is dealing with a diagnosed or undiagnosed mental illness.

The program offers two levels for support:

  1. In-home support: A Family Mentor promotes mental wellness, education and understanding of mental health impacts. Support systems to enhance family functioning are determined in conjunction with the family and will include multiple programming options based on the intensity of need.
  2. Family Engagement Activities: The focus of engagement activities is to increase positive interaction within families and increase wellness over all. Education workshops, informal events, and peer connection opportunities are part of these activities.

Who this Program Supports 

Lasting Impressions works with families that are wanting to increase their understanding of their own wellness and mental health needs and increase skills to manage life experiences and stresses more effectively. Parents must have dependent children under the age of 18 and identify that they’re managing a diagnosed or undiagnosed mental illness.

Our Approach

The program focuses on helping families discover their strengths, pursue personal and family goals as well as help families make positive connections with both the general and mental health community.

This is done by completing a needs assessment and creating a service plan for the family to meet their own goals. In addition, the program looks to collaborate with other service providers so that a comprehensive, integrated service delivery is available to families.

Committed to Excellence 

Our staff have completed post-secondary education in an area of study related to the field.

In addition, they are trained in evidenced based models to support with parenting, child development knowledge, social emotions skills and natural connection building. Staff are also trained in Dialectic Behaviour Therapy (DBT) to increase functioning in the following areas: Mindfulness, Emotions regulation, Interpersonal effectiveness and Distress tolerance.

Our Facilitators use trauma-informed practices in all interventions.

How to Access the Program

Lasting Impressions is a self-referral  and community referral program 

The program encourages a family member to contact the Program Coordinator for in-home support. This allows the Program Coordinator to better support a family while being on a waitlist which can be anywhere between 2-6 months.

Participation in any of the programming is voluntary. Families can participate in more than one aspect of the programming at any given time, and families may access any aspect of the program multiple times.

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