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Trauma Support Program

Building Resilience in Children and Families

The program is for families who are coping with the effects of domestic violence and/or parent mental health issues. A support worker can meet with parents, children, or the family as a whole to develop a goal-based plan to enhance resilience.

We can help parents to:

  • Identify family goals 
  • Understand why your child might be having difficulties at home or at school 
  • Maintain and enhance a positive relationship with your child 
  • Find community services such as affordable housing, counselling, legal advice, etc. 
  • Access and build support networks for you and your family

We can help children to:

  • Understand and express their emotions 
  • Learn relaxation techniques
  • Build self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Learn problem solving skills
  • Connect with other children with similar experiences
  • Have fun and be accepted

Who is eligible?

Strathcona County families with children under 18 who have experienced and/or witnessed the effects of domestic violence and/or mental health conditions. Participation in the program is voluntary and free of charge. Individuals do not have to identify as ‘traumatized’ in order to participate.

Click to see support groups: Trauma Support Groups

 

Danielle Sinnette
Phone: 780-464-4044
Email: danielle.sinnette@strathcona.ca

Last updated: Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Page ID: 44733