March 1, 2013

Program for Child Witnesses of Woman Abuse

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Family Services Ottawa is offering a group for Children who have been exposed to their mothers’ abuse.  This twelve-week group explores the following topics with children:

  • Safety planning
  • Understanding woman abuse
  • Reducing Shame and fear
  • Finding positive ways to handle conflict
  • Finding positive ways to share feelings

A group for mothers  is offered to women whose children are in the Children’s Program.  The Mothers’ Group explores the following topics: 

  • The impact of woman abuse on children
  • Custody and access issues
  • Personal safety planning for children
  • Parenting
  • Self-esteem, self-care

Individual counselling is also provided to children and mothers attending groups as needed.

For more information about the Children’s Program, please contact our intake worker by telephone at 613-725-3601 ext. 117, by TTYp at 613-725-6175 or by email at intake@familyservicesottawa.org

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312 avenue Parkdale Ave.
Ottawa ON K1Y 4X5
T. 613-725-3601