(Program now available in Chinese中文)
Children and teens improve self-esteem and peer relationships and adopt healthier habits. Parents feel better about their parenting and about their child. The whole family becomes healthier and closer. The results go far beyond weight.
Shapedown BC 是由醫生、營養師、心理專家和運動專家負責。他們幫助參加的家庭，在飲食、活動、教養子女技巧和自尊感方面，作出積極改變。
The power in Shapedown BC comes from its sensitive, entertaining and practical use of family therapy along with exercise, nutrition and behavioral techniques.Shapedown BC helps families target changes in nutrition and activity. It focuses on the underlying factors that contribute to a child's or teen's unhealthy lifestyle.Children and Teens - Shapedown BC will help create a healthier lifestyle. Food becomes less important, activity more excitign and your weight begins to normalize. You will learn to express your feelings and needs, accept more responsibility for diet and activity. You feel safer and happier.Parents - Shapedown BC will help you to learn communication techniques to resolve conflicts and make positive changes to your family's lifetlye. You will improve your nurturing ability and sharpen your limit-setting skills to guide your child towards a healthier lifestyle.
Step 1. Physician referral is required (referral form for the Chinese speaking program)Step 2. Children /teens and their families who are eligible, are booked for 2 appointments with the Shapedown BC team. The frist is a 4 hour comprehensice medical, psycho-social and lifestyle assessment. The second appoinitment is a 1 hour feedback session to review the results of the assessment and establish readiness and caacity to attend the program. Step 3. The child/teen enters that next age appropriate group program.
The intervention is 10 weeks* long, two sessions per week:1. One 2 hour evening session with a 30 minute activity session for the children with a certified fitness instructor.2. One hour Family Fun Activity session at the YMCA or Rec.Center in your area.* the teen groups have an additional 2 sessions, for teens only, to address emotional issures around eating.
2. 為期十個星期的小組活動*，每星期有兩次聚會：· 一次晚間聚會，為時兩小時，其中三十分鐘為兒童/青少年的活動時間· 周末有一個一小時的家庭活動同樂日
Children/adolescents between 6-17 years of age.
Children/adolescents with a BMI (Body Mass Index) greater than 97%. Children/adolescents with a BMI between 85% and 97% will be considered if certain medical conditions are present.
Both parents and children/adolescents must be prepared to make changes and attend on a regular basis.
1. 您需要醫生的轉介2. 您子女在6-17歲之間
**To be considered for our services, please ask your physician to send us a referral form.**要參與這計劃，請讓您的醫生填寫這轉介表。(referral form for the Chinese speaking program)
1. 您需要醫生的轉介2. 您子女在6-17歲之間
Updated: July 21, 2014