What is the Kid Power Group?

This is a play therapy group for children who have been affected by Domestic Violence.  There is a separate psycho-educational group for parents whose children have been affected by Domestic Violence. The groups run for 8 weeks. The parent's portion and children's portions are run separately

Children's Group

The primary goals of Kid Power are to encourage children to:

  • learn what abuse is
  • learn to express feelings and thoughts about experiences such as separation or loss, family violence and other stressful family events.
  • develop a safety plan
  • learn to express anger in a healthy manner
  • improve problem solving skills.

Parent's Group

The primary goals of the Parenting Program are to encourage parents to:

  • better understand their child’s world, through the use of empathy.
  • become aware of messages they received in their childhood and how it affects their parenting today.
  • become aware of the difference between punishment and discipline
  • become aware of the difference between effective and ineffective communication skills.
  • become aware of the long range consequences of different discipline methods.

This program is free. A light snack is provided.

When is it available?

KID Power is offered for 8 consecutive weeks in the Spring, Fall, and Winter. Individuals interested in this program must pre-register by submitting the application form.

For current program start dates or more information, contact The Outreach Centre or Ruby at 403-347-2480.

 

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