Exposure to domestic violence can leave lasting emotional scars. This program is designed to help children 3-18 who have witnessed abuse to build self-esteem and emotional health through skills and support.
The Children Who Witness Abuse program provides education, awareness, and emotional support on an individual or group basis to children and their parents or caregivers.
Our program staff are specifically trained in providing support to children who have experienced family conflict or witnessed abuse, recognizing their special needs and circumstances; and learn the most up to date information on best practices.
Whenever appropriate or possible we offer consultation services to parents to help build strategies that encourage the healthy development of their children.
Each year we help close to 200 children, individually or in groups. Nearly all of participants surveyed felt safer and more able to express their feelings in a healthy manner.
The program is available in Cranbrook and Kimberley, and in school settings through the VIP Program.
For more information, or to bring the program to your school please contact us at 250-426-7477.