A Program for Mothers and Children (ages 10 to 12)
This Children’s Group is offered to children aged 10-12 who have been exposed to their mothers’ abuse. Individual counselling is provided to children attending groups as needed.
These support groups are offered once a week for ten to twelve weeks in the evenings and generally consist of six to eight children per group.
- Safety planning
- Understanding woman abuse
- Reducing shame and fear
- Finding positive ways to handle conflict
- Finding positive ways to share feelings
The Mothers’ Group runs at the same time as the Children’s Group and is offered to mothers whose children are in the children’s program. Individual counselling and mother/child counselling is provided to mothers attending groups as needed. Topics include:
- The impact of woman abuse on children
- Custody and access issues
- Personal safety planning for children
- Self-esteem, self-care
When: Tuesdays, March 21st, 2017 – May 9th, 2017, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Where: Carlington Community Health Centre (900 Merivale Road)
Cost: There is no cost for this group. Child care and transportation subsidies are available when necessary.
Information and Registration: Family Services Ottawa 613-725-3601 ext. 117