Workshops for women, children and men
Winter/Spring 2017

Counselling is available in Bolton, Orangeville and Shelburne. Please call for appointments.
519-941-4357 | 905-584-4357 | 1-800-265-9178 | TTY: 519-942-1651

Please click on the tabs below for more information on each workshop.

Click the image below for a printable copy of our current Workshop flyer.

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Journey to Healing (women only)
Tuesdays | February 21-April 25 | 6:00 pm–7:30 pm
Discover your strength, courage and voice in this 10 session, safe, supportive group environment. Understand why the harmful effects of abuse don’t have to last forever.
Location:    Family Transition Place
Register:     519-941-4357 / 905-584-4357

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Caring Dads (men only)
Thursdays | March 9-June 29 | 6:30 pm–8:30 pm
Learn the difference between positive and problematic emotions, how to increase your self awareness about these emotions and through individual and group activities, you will understand how to best manage these emotions.
Location:    Dufferin Child and Family Services
Register:     519-941-4357, ext. 236 or 239
Facilitated in partnership with:
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Stepping Forward (women only)
This 10 session group will help you understand the link between abuse and unhealthy coping. Participants will learn and develop healthy alternatives for coping. The importance of self care, self soothing and self expression will also be explored through relaxation and grounding techniques.
Thursdays | March 23-May 25 | 1:00-2:30 pm
Location:    Family Transition Place
Register:     FTP 519-941-4357 / 905-584-4357

Peaceful Families (women and children)
Learn ways to help your children handle the feelings, self-blame and behaviours that arise in families that have experienced woman abuse. Children will be supported in managing these effects in their own age-appropriate groups. This safe, supportive program is tailored so kids have fun while learning that they are not alone.
Childcare available for children under 4.
Tuesdays | April 4-June 13 | 4:30-6:30 pm
Location:    Family Transition Place
Register:     FTP 519-941-4357 / 905-584-4357

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A New Day (women only)
Understand why the harmful effects of sexual abuse don’t have to last forever.
Discover your courage, strength and voice in this 10 session group.
Childcare available.
Wednesdays | April 5-June 7, 2017 | 5:00-6:30 pm
Location:    Family Transition Place
Register:     FTP 519-941-4357 / 905-584-4357

Feelings After Birth (women only)
Feelings After Birth (FAB) offers support and resources in a small group setting to women (with babies under the age of two years) who are experiencing the additional stress of postpartum depression, anxiety, anger, irritation and other mood issues. Facilitated by staff from Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (WDG) Public Health, Dufferin Child and Family Services, Family Transition Place and the Ontario Early Years Centre.
Childcare available for children under 6.
Spring 2017 – DATES/TIMES TBD
Location:    Orangeville and Shelburne Early Years Centres
Register:     FTP 519-941-6991, ext. 2205

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I’m Girl (grades 5-6 girls only)
This 8 session workshop consists of small discussion based groups (8-10 students) geared towards discussing pertinent social issues or problems. Provides learning that helps achieve a positive self-image as well as independence through responsible decision making and problem solving.
Location:   Family Transition Place | 20 Bredin Parkway
NEXT GROUP: May 2-June 20, 2017. Please click HERE to register.
For information on fuure group dates, please contact Sabina Iurillo at 519.942.4122, ext. 245 |

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