Strong Families, strong adolescents

Family members rely on each other to help navigate their different social and cultural worlds. Strong bonds and healthy communication among the different generations of a family are foundational for healthy adolescent development. We believe that effective work with adolescents and adults begins with supporting a resilient and vibrant family dynamic.


Strong families, strong adolescents is a place where you can find new information for better supporting family capacity, whether it is for families settled in the country for generations, or for new immigrant families.


In this hub, you will be able to locate intervention and clinical support strategies for strengthening family dynamics and encouraging adolescent resiliency to substance use and other risk behaviours.


Find research that helps service providers, clinicians and mental health workers understand and effectively respond to the strengths that families and adolescents posses and generate. Know about how the sharing of different forms of cultural and social knowledge within the family can help protect against the impact of negative influences.


You will also be able to learn from research that highlights barriers faced by immigrant and racialised families experiencing mental health and other social issues.


Families deserve services that understand their resiliencies, challenges and interests. Strong families, strong adolescents provides research and strategies that help social workers respond to families and adolescents in culturally relevant, effective and responsive ways.