Generate and Grow Connection

Getting Started

1. To get things started we collect initial information about your child and the support you are seeking though an emailed fillable referral form. Questions are welcome. 
You can request the Mental Health program or the CYC program. We will also look at the Intake and may make a recommendation about the most appropriate stream. 
2. At times we have a waitlist for new clients, but we will do our best to offer services as soon as possible.Once you have submitted the fillable referral form, you can expect to hear from our office administrator within 2 business days. She will give you instructions about setting up your client portal, completing payment information and completing other needed forms. 
3. Next, a member of our team will be in touch to arrange the first meeting. This is generally a parent/caregiver intake session.  This is a chance for the parent or caregiver to see the facility, meet one of our workers and to give important information to enable a smooth entry into the program.
4. Generally appointments for the child or youth are booked at or before the parent intake. Communication is by email or text message generally. It is best when a regular day and time is established and sessions happen weekly for at least six weeks.

In EFW, the relationship with the horse can become a safe place for the child to build connection, practice boundaries and assertiveness, feel acceptance, learn about body language and experience safe touch. The horse is non-judgmental and encourages emotional congruence and body awareness. Many children experience a connection to the farm as a safe welcoming place. 

EFW Counselling may be helpful for your child if they are resistant to seeing a counsellor or other approaches have not been successful. The relatively informal setting of the farm helps children and youth to build relationship with the counsellor more easily and is often a place where they are able to practice being their best selves.

This approach may be helpful if your child is struggling with:

  • Anxiety / Stress/Panic
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Transitions
  • Empowerment
  • Boundaries / safety
  • Body image
  • Grief and loss
  • Risk taking behaviour
  • Identity concerns
  • Highly sensitive
  • Bullying
  • Social attunement
  • Need for relationship/connection
  • Anger management
  • Self-awareness / personal growth
  • Family issues
  • Addiction to technology

Experiences and exercises at Generation Farms can help your child build resources that support growth and gently create change.