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Children’s Groups

The Family Resource Program offers a variety of psycho-educational and support-based programs for parents and children throughout our community. Finding balance in the family where both the needs of the parents and the needs of the children are met is crucial in building healthy family interactions. Programs will build on family’s strengths and respect the parent’s and child’s needs and preferences.

Children’s Groups promote skill development and coping strategies for circumstances children may encounter, offering them an opportunity to work through issues such as separation/divorce, family addictions, self-esteem and social skills.

For Registration please contact the Parenting & Children’s group intake at Merrymount 519-434-6848 ext.271

 

Family Resource Art & Play Therapy Based Children’s Programs

H.U.G.S. (Help Us Grow Strong)

Children 4 – 7 years old, who have parents with addiction issues have the chance to talk about what is happening in their family.  They learn that addiction is not their fault and allow them to focus on being a kid.

P.E.I.C. (Prevention and Early Intervention for Children)

Children 8 – 12 years old, who have parents or other family members with addiction issues explore coping strategies, problem solving skills and feelings.  Children develop an understanding of addiction and how it effects themselves and their family.

Heroes

Children 6 – 12 years old are provided the opportunity to build on their self-esteem and enhance their ability to view themselves as a hero.  In this group your child will learn that everyone has a hero within and we can do things everyday that makes us heroes.

Mom’s House, Dad’s House

Children 6 – 12 years old are provided with opportunities to discuss the changes that are happening to their family due to separation, divorce or remarriage.

Kids Just Being Kids

Provides children ages 6 – 12 that are struggling with social skills, the opportunity to build and enhance their daily social interactions with their peers.

These programs are offered through the Family Resources department.  Parents must attend the corresponding parent group for children to receive services in the children’s program

Mom’s House, Dad’s House

Children 6 – 12 years old are provided with opportunities to discuss the changes that are happening to their family due to separation, divorce or remarriage.  Runs concurrent to Parent group, On Your Own.

Social Skills Group for children with ADHD

A group designed for children ages 6 – 12 to develop strategies on how to manage the impulses from their ADHD. Runs concurrent to Parent Group, When Your Child has ADHD.

These programs are offered through the Family & Child Support Program or The Crisis Residential/Respite Program

Little L.A.M.S. ( Learning about Myself Skills) Group
A fun, play based group for preschoolers to help them learn and experience positive peer interaction.

Skyscrapers
School age children are given the opportunity to build and enhance their self awareness and self esteem. Topics will be explored using a variety of activities including art, cooperative games, drama, stories, group discussion, and journaling.

Sit Back and Relax
School age children are taught how to identify positive and negative stress and the effects of both. The children explore a variety of coping strategies to create their own tool kit to handle stress. Activities include hands on experiments, crafts, role plays, and group discussions.

Circle of Friends
This group is designed to help school age children explore topics surrounding making friends and dealing with bullying. A variety of activities are used including art, games, group discussion, and music.