LIFE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS

 

Mother and Son

PARENTING FROM THE HEART

Parenting From The Heart (formerly Active Parenting) is a program for parents of children aged five to twelve.  The program uses behavioral oriented strategies and teaches appropriate and effective parenting skills.

Transportation  available.  Fee: $25 per person. 

Offered: Sat. May 29 & Sun. May 30, 9am-1pm

Partially funded by: Community Initiatives Fund

CALMING THE STORM FOR TEENS

This 6 session program offers participants safe & effective ways to express and release anger. It will help teen identify the sources of their anger; assist them in acknowledging the importance of these feelings; and offer strategies for coping with anger so it does not dominate the their lives.

Not currently being offered.

CALMING THE STORM FOR ADULTS

This 6 week program offers participants safe and effective ways to express and release anger. It will help adults identify the sources of their anger; assist them in acknowledging the importance of these feelings; and offer strategies for coping with anger so it does not dominate their lives.

Offered Virtually: May 24-June 28 (a new session is posted each Monday and the participant has the whole week to view and complete assignments, at their convenience)

Registration Fee: $25 Partially funded by: Community Initiatives Fund

CLIMBING THE ROCK

This is a group program for teens ages 12 to 14 affected by interpersonal violence.  It aims to help participants overcome personal struggle related to violence and trauma.

Fee: No Cost

Transportation provided.   

Offered: Saturdays May 8 & 15 @ CFSPA

Time: 1-4pm

Funded by Ministry of Justice (Victim Services)

RIDING THE WAVE

This two-day weekend program assists parents and their children ages 6-12 to:

  • Understand and process the violence and abuse they have witnessed by listening, believing and validating their experiences

  • Understand that abusive behavior and violence are unacceptable, involve choice; and that the abuser must take responsibility for his / her actions

  • Learn skills to boost self-esteem, manage anger, problem solve effectively, and express feelings appropriately

Transportation provided, if needed.

Fee: No Cost.      Located: CFSPA

Offered: Sat. May 15 & Sun. May 16, from 9am-12pm

Funded by: Ministry of Justice (Victim Services)

TAMING THE TIGER

This program provides children (ages 5 - 12) and their caregivers with a safe supportive environment to learn how to deal with anger.

Participants will learn the fundamentals of anger, how they react physically & emotionally when angry, and strategies to work through their anger in healthy ways. The parenting component provides effective techniques to deal with aggressive behavior.

Transportation available.   Located at: CFSPA

Offered: Sat. June 5 & Sun. June 6th from 9am to 12pm

Fee: No cost

Funded by: Ministry of Justice (Victim Services)

Little Tiger

GOOD GRIEF

Happy Family

Co-Parenting Children of Divorce to a Positive Future

This program is designed to support separated or divorced parents in creating a positive co-parenting environment for their children. Topics include: understanding how today's actions will affect your children in the future, helping your child feel at ease in both homes, increasing your child's self-esteem and decreasing anxiety, and introducing step-parents into your co-parenting team. 

No classes at this time.

Field Walk

AFTER THE STORM

After The Storm is a support program for survivors of intimate partner violence. A survivor as defined by this group is a person who recognizes there is abuse, is thinking about leaving the abuse, or has left the abusive relationship and is looking for support to maintain an abuse free life.

Offered: Sat. May 29 & Sun. May 30, 9am-1pm

Time: 6:30-8pm     Located: CFSPA

Fee: $25  Transportation available.

Partially Funded by: Community Initiatives Fund

Woman on Window Sill

This grief program is for children aged 8-12 that have been impacted by loss or trauma. It uses a variety of activities designed to help children deal with the emotions they experience.  

No classes at this time 

STEPPING UP

ONE HEART, TWO HOMES

Director of Programs: Rose Rothenburger

Parenting from the Heart, Calming the Storm for Adults,     Calming the Storm for Teens, Good Grief, Stepping Up,

Riding the Wave, Taming the Tiger,  Youth & Technology,

After the Storm, Climbing the Rock, One Heart-Two Homes

A Big Wave

Stepping Up-Men Building Healthy Relationships is a thirteen-week program for men who have been abusive in their relationships. The program is designed to improve self-esteem and to learn anger management skills, and teach adult participants to cope with stressors related to anger and violence in their lives. 

Not currently being offered

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***NEW***   YOUTH & TECHNOLOGY

The Disconnection & How to Reconnect: A Guide for Parents

The impact of social media on youth can have both a positive & negative effect on youth, depending why they are using it and what they are getting out of it. It can help meatal health issues but it can create mental health issues. This six-session class will help parents understanding technology addiction, how to help their addicted youth and the good and bad effects of technology.

Not currently being offered.