Children Who Witness Abuse Program/Children and Youth for Domestic Peace Groups

If your child has been exposed to domestic abuse or violence in your home, he or she may need help. The Children Who Witness Abuse (CWWA) program provides a safe place for your children and adolescents to share feelings and stories in a group setting. 

Counsellors will 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  your child’s age, weekly Children and Youth for Domestic Peace group 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.

This Program Is For:
Children, youth

Type of Program:

Support and education

Requirements:

Age 3-18 and no longer living in abusive home 

Length of Program:

10 sessions

Referral:
Anyone can refer, but screening is required prior to admission

Referral Form

Register for this Program:
604.584.5811

Contact Info:
Child Support Counsellors
604.584.5811

Location:
Please call for information regarding group locations.