Children Exposed To Violence (CEV) Program

PARTNERS Family Services Inc is pleased to announce the delivery of Children Exposed to Violence programming in Humboldt and Area, as funded by Justice Canada.

This therapeutic group and individual programming will focus on working with children 7 to 14 years of age who have been exposed to interpersonal violence. This may include exposure to family violence (including domestic disharmony, physical violence, verbal violence, etc), dating or peer violence, bullying, etc. Children may be referred to programming via parents, child protection workers, teachers, physicians, etc, with priority for services given to children on an active investigation of ongoing child protection caseload.

Delivered by two Registered Social Workers, the 6 week group programming will focus on: identifying and understanding feelings, the cycle of violence, understanding and managing anger, conflict resolution, safety planning, self esteem and healthy relationship dynamics. Group participants who may require additional support may then be referred to individual Children Exposed to Violence counselling services, or referred to a mental health clinician if required.

Individual counselling services will also be available to youth 14 to 24 years who have experienced interpersonal violence. Services aim to be solution focused and short term, with the goal of assisting youth in identifying personal strengths,  engaging in healthy relationships and identifying and engaging positive familial or community supports.

Parents of all participants under 18 in either group or individual programming will be required to attend a 2 hour information session on the impacts of family violence on children and family units. This information session will focus on exploring the cycle of violence; the emotional, physical, mental and social impacts of family violence on children and youth; and parental responsibility to protect children from domestic violence.

 

For more information on this program, please contact Jackie Rancourt, RSW

phone: 306-682-4135 or by email: jrancourt@partnersfamilyservices.ca