Fostering connections with youth by providing a
safe and accessible resource for students.
We deliver psychoeducational presentations on various topics around addiction or process/substance misuse such as screen misuse, vaping, sex addiction, and substance abuse. Our generalized addiction open speaker presentations feature the sharing of experience by someone who is recovering from addiction.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING
Training for professionals working with youth on education and facilitation of tangible strategies around early signs, response, and resources regarding substance/process misuse or addictions and their impact within their populations
PARENT SUPPORT GROUP
An eight-week interactive support group facilitated by a counsellor or parent coach for parents of adolescents around adolescent development and communication, setting healthy boundaries, and addressing overuse of tech.
In addition to our counselling for students, services such as parent coaching are also available for family members and parents of our clients.
Clients our counsellors work with over the school year will have access to continued counselling and other services within Chabad Lifeline.
SCREEN ADDICTION GROUP
A 10-week interactive intervention for children and parents of 10- to 13-year-old adolescents addressing screen overuse/addiction. This program is facilitated by a youth counsellor and a parent coach.
YOUTH COUNSELLOR SERVICES
An addiction professional can be available on-site in schools providing services including crisis intervention, individual counselling, psychoeducational workshops, group counselling, and professional development within the school. All services provided by Lifeline will also be available to parents and school staff.
Contact us for more information on our school services.
Our Youth Counsellors
Our Youth department is led by Shauna Joyce MSW MA, who also serves as our Special Projects Coordinator.
Meet our Youth Counsellors!
Shauna Joyce, MSW, M.A is our Special Projects Coordinator working on expanding our youth and adult programs and services. She comes with many years of experience working as a school administrator and as the Executive Director of a summer camp for Montreal's more vulnerable youth. She holds a Master's degree in Social Work as well as a Master's in Educational Leadership from McGill University.
Linda Aber is an Attachment-Focused Parent Coach, Nurtured Heart Approach® Trainer, Theraplay® Group Specialist, HeartMath® Anxiety Reduction Practitioner, Family Life Educator and proud adoptive mother.
For over 24 years, Linda has been providing parent coaching, educational/support groups, and social skills & emotional regulation groups for parents, youth & families living with ADHD, learning disabilities, mild autism, anxiety, oppositional defiance & attachment disorders. Linda also presents teacher workshops at various Montreal schools and organizations.
Bill Yong is a Drama Therapist originally from Edmonton, Alberta. He holds a Masters of Arts from Concordia University and a Bachelors of Education from the University of Alberta.
He has worked clinically for the West Montreal Readaptation Centre, Centre d'éducation des adultes Outremont, Centre of Arts in Human Development (CAHD), Native Montreal and is currently a youth counsellor for Chabad Lifeline within the English Montreal School Board.
Bill is interested in how creative elements such as play, storytelling and embodiment can help clients imagine and take on new roles, such as a sober self and encounter it in an organic, patient and playful manner.