Pine River Institute learning series

Learning series supporting student mental health and well-being continues for 2022-23 school year
Posted on 10/04/2022
As part of an ongoing partnership to support student mental health and well-being, the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) and The Centre for Family Initiatives at Pine River Institute (CFI@PRI) are continuing their multi-part learning series for SCDSB families, staff and the SCDSB’s broader school communities. 

There are five webinars in the learning series for parents, guardians and other caregivers during the 2022-23 school year.

Sessions for parents/guardians
Oct. 20, 2022 - Screen time 2.0
Dec. 8, 2022 - How to manage another's anxiety
Feb. 9, 2023 - Guide to attuned limit setting
March 23, 2023 - Emotional regulation for kids and adults
April 27, 2023 - The biology of stress

Register online for the parent/guardian sessions.

Learning sessions for SCDSB staff and community partners will also continue during the 2022-23 school year.

Sessions for community members
Nov. 18, 2022 - Parents and caregivers as allies: How to work with parents and caregivers to support students’ mental health and well-being
Jan. 19, 2023 - Trauma-informed classrooms
April 20, 2023 - Window of tolerance

Register online for the community member sessions.

The SCDSB and Pine River Institute (PRI) have committed to work together to support student mental health and well-being to SCDSB families, staff and within its school communities. In November 2021 the two organizations signed a Memorandum of Understanding setting out a three-year partnership and working agreement. More information about the partnership and the learning series is available on the SCDSB website.

PRI is a live-in treatment centre and outdoor leadership experience for youth aged 13 to 19 struggling with addictive behaviours and often other mental health issues. Combining therapy with a fully-accredited education program, PRI reinforces the healthy life skills required for a successful future. CFI@PRI extends PRI’s knowledge, experience and evidence-informed treatment approach to families and care providers in the community to support youth mental wellness and prevent the need for more intensive interventions. Learn more about PRI by visiting their website at

This initiative links directly to the SCDSB’s Strategic Priorities in the area of Well-being.

Charlene Scime, Superintendent of Leadership Development and Educational Partnerships
[email protected]