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Children's Program

The Children Who Witness Abuse Program provides one-on-one counselling and group counselling to children of different ethnic backgrounds. It supports the children and provides them a safe environment to express their feelings and to develop social, problem-solving and coping skills. The services provided to individuals and groups focus on:

  • Letting the children know that they are not alone;
  • Letting the children know it is not their fault;
  • Enhancing problem solving and coping skills;
  • Planning safety skills and strategies.

Children and youth, age 0 to 19, need to be in a stable environment prior to receiving counselling. Counselling for expecting mothers and parenting groups are also provided. Upon request, group counselling can be held at the school. Confidentiality is strictly maintained. Services are free. Funding for this program is provided by: Ministry of Community, Aboriginals, Women's Services CAPC-Health Canada.

Other services include bi-cultural parenting and support for parent/child conflict.