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Children Who Witness Abuse
Counselling Program for Children & Youth

The Children Who Witness Abuse program has been developed to:

  • address the needs of children and youth aged 3 to 18 years who have been exposed to violence and abuse in their family homes, after they are out of the abusive situation
  • help parents understand how violence and abuse affects their children
  • raise community awareness through violence prevention education

Group Counselling aims to:

  • let children know they're not alone or at fault
  • provide a safe place to talk about feelings
  • teach problem-solving and coping skills
  • help end cycles of violent or aggressive behaviour
  • teach personal safety
  • teach healthy ways to express feelings such as anger, hurt or sadness
  • identify causes and effects of violence and abuse
  • look at common myths about violence and abuse

Individual counselling is provided for children who:

  • are not yet ready for group
  • may benefit from additional one-to-one counselling

Individual and group counselling is also available for caregivers.

To find out more ...
Call the Child & Youth Counsellor
(250) 538.5569



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