Associated Youth Services of Peel

Groups

AYSP offers several parenting groups for parents/caregivers, and various support and educational groups for youth throughout the year.

Group Triple P (Positive Parenting Program)

Triple P Groups are 9-week evidence-based, educationally-focused parenting groups for parents/caregivers of children (ages 0-12) and youth (ages 12 – 16). Triple P Groups are designed for parents/caregivers with concerns about their child/teen’s behaviour or who wish to learn a variety of parenting skills that will promote their child/teen’s development and potential.

Parent/Caregiver Workshops

Free, 2-hour virtual workshops for parents/caregivers are offered regularly throughout the year. Topics include Managing Stress in Teens and Parenting the Internet Generation (tips and strategies to talk to teens about social media, screen time, online privacy and cyberbullying).

Parent/Caregiver Beyond Barriers Group

The 6-session group is for parents/caregivers of children and youth who identify as 2SLGBTQ+. The group provides parents and caregivers with the opportunity to develop an understanding of their child/youth’s sexual orientation and gender identity and learn ways to communicate effectively with and support their child/youth. Participants will have a safe and confidential space to discuss their own needs as parents/caregivers and learn resources in the Peel community for 2SLGBTQ+ youth and their families.

TREE Group (Tolerating & Regulating Emotions Effectively)

The TREE group is a 16-week Skills Group for youth, ages 14-17, which aims to enhance the youth’s capacity to cope with and/or problem solve issues.  The group provides the opportunity to learn and rehearse new skillful behaviours, including: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, dialectical thinking and validation.

Youth Beyond Barriers (YBB) Group

The weekly YBB group brings together 2SLGBTQ+ youth, to share their experiences and talk about issues that matter to them. The groups aim to promote healthy living, healthy sexuality and 2SLGBTQ+ positive lifestyles and identities, through group and social activities, and community education and advocacy, where appropriate. Group is currently offered virtually due to COVID-19.

Youth Gender Journeys (YGJ) in Peel Group

Youth Gender Journeys (YGJ) in Peel is a 10-week closed support group for trans and gender-diverse youth, who are exploring their identity and expression. Facilitated by a trans-identified YBB Counsellor, the YGJ group includes topics such as self-identity, coming out, navigating discrimination, transitioning and more.

“I really appreciate the volunteers and the AYSP workers, especially that they passed no judgements and were very easy to speak to.”

Youth Justice Committee Program Client

What's New!

Gender Journeys in Peel Group

Youth Gender Journeys (YGJ) Peel is a 12-session group for trans and gender-diverse youth, who are exploring their identity and expression. Facilitated by a trans-identified YBB Counsellor, the YGJ group includes topics such as self-identity, coming out, navigating discrimination, transitioning and more.

Groups run several times per year. Visit our Groups page to learn more about how to join!

 

Teen Triple P Group

Teen Triple P Group is a broad-focused parenting support program for groups of parents/caregivers with teenagers ages 12-16. Group Triple P is designed for parents/caregivers with concerns about their teenager's behaviour or who wish to learn a variety of parenting skills that will promote their teenager's development and potential. 

Groups run several times per year. Visit our Groups page to learn more about how to join!