We provide education, treatment and support for partners, spouses and children of service members, Veterans or members of the RCMP with an OSI.
Family Support

Family Support 

The BC OSI Clinic provides mental health services to the families of OSI Clients. Family members include spouses, partners, children or significant others; whomever the client identifies as his or her family.

The mental health of clients and their families are interlinked.  
Assessing and treating a client’s family can be the first step in treating a client with an  operational stress injury.

For more information see For Spouses/Partners or For Children.
 
Services offered to families at the BC OSI Clinic include: 
 
Assessment:  Identifies issues and opportunities for clients to explore and engage in therapy.  It’s the first step in leading to appropriate and effective treatment and to help stabilize the family and to avoid family breakdown.
 
Treatment: Includes services that may help prevent a crisis such as individual, couple, family and child-focused therapy and supportive counselling.
 
Outreach:  Involves the BC OSI Clinic improving family awareness and access to its services.  Early identification of families in need and sharing appropriate services will help reach families before they reach crisis. 
 
Research:  From time to time, the BC OSI Clinic will be involved in clinical research as it relates to clients and families.  Any participation in these studies is voluntary and a decision to not participate in a study will not affect the services provided to the client or their family. 

 

Military Family Services: The Mind's the Matter
Director Military Family Services and the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group are proud to introduce "The Mind's the Matter" - a web-based, interactive video for youth who may be living with a family member who has an Operational Stress Injury (OSI). This initiative is a first-of-its-kind tool for Canadian Forces families. It provides real life solutions for teens coping with a difficult situation. http://www.familyforce.ca/EN/Pages/OSI.aspx
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