Children and Caregivers
Funded by the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General & The Public Health Agency of Canada
We provide groups for children and their caregivers. These groups help children to develop their communication skills and foster their interest in developmentally appropriate activities and increase their social contacts. Caregivers explore community resources, learn how to promote healthy family relationships, and become aware of cross-cultural differences in parenting. Our individual and group counselling services focus on facilitating communication between family members, and between families and other agencies and institutions.
Community Action Program for Children and Caregivers (CAPC)
CAPC helps promotes the healthy development of young children from birth to age 6, who face challenges that put their health at risk, by;
- Improving parenting skills and parent-child relationships
- Decreasing social isolation
- Increasing child self-esteem
- Providing child-focused activities, such as children programs and play groups
Types of Support:
- Parenting classes and drop-in groups
- Child health and development activities
- Outreach and counselling programs
- Specialized programs, such as support for mothers dealing with domestic abuse
Trauma Counselling for Children Affected by Family Violence (PEACE )
Teach them about the types of abuse and express their feelings and thoughts about violence in order to understand that family violence is not their fault.
Help them develop problem solving skills and the ability to follow a safe plan.
Help children work through their feelings that surface as a result of family violence, in a safe and confidential environment.
Mothers/ Caregivers Other Services> Parenting support for single mothers > Children groups held at schools, daycares, and community centres> Parenting support groups > Presentations/Workshops, at schools, agencies and community centres> Parenting workshops > Educational Summer Camps> Mom and toddler groups