STARLINGS COMMUNITY

community care: empower. advocate. reduce harm. heal. 

WHY WE EXIST:

To stop intergenerational cycles of trauma, mental illness, and substance use disorder in families exposed to the stress and stigma of a parent's substance use. 

 

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Two essential truths that currently co-exist:

1. 18-20% of Canadian children are experiencing the adverse effects of their parent's unhealed trauma and subsequent substance use, which is compounded by the stigma of mental illness and substance use disorder.

2. Many parents with a substance use disorder do not have adequate support that could enable their healing and promote healthier substance use.

WE ARE DETERMINED TO ENSURE THAT EVERY CHILD WHO HAS BEEN IMPACTED BY THE STIGMA OF A PARENT'S PROBLEMATIC SUBSTANCE USE IS SUPPORTED TO USE THEIR RESILIENCE TO HEAL.

A message from our founder
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We'd love for you to join us.

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New Report is out!

Starlings Community's FIRST report is out, which is the first of its kind in Canada, highlighting the harm imposed on children who are exposed to the STIGMA of a parent's drug or alcohol use.

For impacted individuals

Resources for individuals impacted by a parents current/past substance use.

For parents: Healing our Relationships

Resources for parents who are dependant on their substance use or who have had an addiction.

For the frontline

Empowering professionals to be active participants in dismantling stigma and supporting  a families healing.

OUR NEW GUIDE IS OUT!
#FORWARDWITHHOPE
#FORWARDWITHOUTSHAME

Click here to receive the FREE PDF download (button to download PDF will appear immediately after clicking join. Link to guide will appear in YELLOW once you click "Join".

Click here to download Forward Guide

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Like Starlings, we gather and connect so that all children may rise resilient.

#lovegrowslove #resilienceonrepeat

 
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