Children & Youth for Domestic Peace

If your child has been exposed to abuse or violence in your home, your child may need help. Each child or youth reacts differently to being exposed to domestic violence. The Children Who Witness Abuse (CWWA) program provides a safe place for your children and adolescents to share feelings and stories, and help your child:

  • Define the types of abuse (physical, emotional, sexual)
  • Dispel common myths surrounding family abuse/violence
  • Break the secrets of family abuse
  • Strengthen self-esteem
  • Learn alternative problem solving and coping skills to abuse/violence.

Depending on children’s age, weekly session topics may include:

  • Welcome/Getting to know you
  • Feelings
  • Anger / Healthy anger
  • Problem solving and communication
  • Familiy changes
  • Family violence
  • Safety
  • Healthy relationships
  • Self-esteem
  • Goodbyes

For children age 3 to 4 years, we work predominantly with the parent/caregiver.

This program is funded by the Ministry of Justice.

Download the CYDP Referral Form

This Program Is For:
Children, youth

Type of Program:

Pre-registered group


Age 3-18 and no longer living in abusive home 

Length of Program:

10 sessions

Self-referral, Ministry of Children and Family Development, Government Programs, Community Organizations (anyone can refer)

Referral Form

CYDP Referral Form

Register for this Program:

9815 – 140 St.
Surrey, BC   V3T 4M4 (map)