Central Okanagan Service

Concurrent Program

Program Overview

The Concurrent Program is delivered in partnership with the School District 23 alternative schools to provide counselling for at-risk youth aged 13-18 who need support to address substance use, mental health, and related concerns. Service can be provided in schools or via outreach, depending on the needs of the individual. The program uses a bio-psycho-social-spiritual lens to increase protective factors and reduce risk factors affecting the youth’s well-being, supporting them to improve peer and family relationships and to gain a sense of belonging in their school setting. Services include one-to-one counselling using relational, trauma-informed, and healing-centred approaches. A harm reduction approach is used to address health care and other personal issues as indicated, to address the individual needs of referred youth. 

How to Refer

Referrals can be submitted by alternative school counsellors working in School District 23.