YANA Connects is an opportunity for YANA families to connect online through a private Facebook group. It is for parents, or primary caregivers, of a YANA child, past or present. The online group offers a safe space where caregivers can lean on each other for peer support and camaraderie. The private Facebook group will also serve as a place for members and moderators to post tips, advice, and information that relates to advocacy and support for parents and caregivers as well as children’s health issues. Participation is voluntary.
Support Group Guidelines
Respect Everyone’s Privacy
Being part of this group requires mutual trust. Authentic, expressive discussions make groups great, but may also be sensitive and private. What’s shared in the group should stay in the group.
If an individual starts a discussion that other members disagree with, it may, at the discretion of the group admin and moderators, be deleted.
No Promotions or Spam
Give more than you take to this group. Self-promotion, spam and irrelevant links aren’t allowed.
Be Kind and Courteous
We’re all in this together to create a welcoming environment. Let’s treat everyone with respect. Healthy debates are natural, but kindness is required.
Good to Know
When you choose to delete something you share on Facebook, Facebook removes it from the site. Some of this information is permanently deleted from their servers; however, some things can only be deleted when you permanently delete your account.
YANA recognizes and appreciates the generous funding support for this program from the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island.
“Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island has invested in the health of Island kids for more than 90 years. Our mission is to ensure all Island families have access to the health care they need. Thanks to our generous donors, we are able to bring supports closer to home to transform the lives of children and youth living with physical and mental health challenges.”