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Programs & Services | Creative Coping for Kids

Creative Coping for Kids is a response to an identified need to assist children and their mothers who have experienced family violenceFamily Violence/Domestic violence, also known as domestic abuse, spousal abuse or intimate partner violence, can be broadly defined a pattern of abusive behaviors by one or both partners in an intimate relationship such as marriage, dating, family, friends or cohabitation. Domestic violence has many forms including physical aggression (hitting, kicking, biting, shoving, restraining, throwing objects), or threats thereof; sexual abuse; emotional abuse; controlling or domineering; intimidation; stalking; passive/covert abuse (e.g., neglect); and economic deprivation.. This is an 6 week program with a 3 hour session each week. The group is for children who have witnessed mom being abused physically, emotionally and/or verbally by the partner and who want to help their children deal with the impact of the abuseAbuse most commonly refers to the use or treatment of something or someone that is harmful, or the lack of proper care of these physically, sexually and/or emotionally. they have witnessed.

The sessions are being offered by a community partnership and are fully funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services.

Topics covered are:

  1. Safety skills and safety planning
  2. Conflict resolutionConflict resolution is a range of methods for alleviating or eliminating sources of conflict. The term "conflict resolution" is sometimes used interchangeably with the term dispute resolution or alternative dispute resolution. Processes of conflict resolution generally include negotiation, mediation, and diplomacy.
  3. Understanding family violence
  4. Finding positive ways to share feelings
  5. Self esteem (Feeling good about themselves)
  6. Anger management (Helping them deal with their angry feelings and show them that anger is okay but abuseAbuse most commonly refers to the use or treatment of something or someone that is harmful, or the lack of proper care of these physically, sexually and/or emotionally. and violenceViolence is the expression of physical or verbal force against self or other, compelling action against one's will on pain of being hurt. is not)
  7. Connect with others to break the isolation of abuseAbuse most commonly refers to the use or treatment of something or someone that is harmful, or the lack of proper care of these physically, sexually and/or emotionally.

Referrals are taken on a continuous basis for the next available group.