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