Workshops for women, children and men
Fall 2018

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

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

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Mothers in Mind (women and their children)
This five week group is designed for mothers and their children (four years of age and under) who have experienced a traumatic event and/or unhealthy/abusive family dynamics. Each week, moms and their children spend time participating in activities that are geared towards enhancing parenting skills, strengthening the parent-child relationship, and learning new skills for managing the stress that can accompany parenthood.
Location: Family Transition Place
Register: 519-941-4357 or 905-584-4357
Tuesdays | Oct. 2-Oct. 30 | 10:00-11:30 am

Journey to Healing (women only)
Wednesdays | Oct. 3-Dec. 5 | 10:00 am–11:30 am
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

A New Day (women only)
Mondays | Oct. 15-Dec. 17 | 6:00 pm-7:30 pm
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.
Location:    Family Transition Place
Register:     FTP 519-941-4357 / 905-584-4357

Women Changing Paths (women only)
Mondays | Oct. 15-Dec. 17 | 6:00 pm-7:30 pm
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 ground techniques.

Location:    Family Transition Place
Register:     FTP 519-941-4357 / 905-584-4357

Caring Dads (men only)
Wednesdays | Oct. 17-Dec. 19 | 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. 239
Facilitated in partnership with:
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Feelings After Birth (women only)
Guest speaker once a month
Feelings After Birth (FAB) offers support and resources in a small group setting to women (with babies under the age of one year) who are experiencing the additional stress of post-partum 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 (EYC).
Location:    Orangeville Early Years Centre
Register:     EYC 519-941-6991

Pathways to Wellness for Her (women only)
Fridays | Sept. 7, Sept. 28, Oct. 19, Nov. 9, Nov. 30 and Dec. 21 | 9:30 am-11:30 am
Join us every third Friday for an interactive and inspiring morning.
EarlyON Dufferin is partnering with Family Transition Place to offer this facilitated group
in support of personal wellness encouraging community connections with other women.
We will enjoy open dialogue, fun activities and guest speakers.
Location:    Shelburne Early Years Centre
Register:     EYC 519-925-5504

I’m Girl (grades 6-7 girls only)
Tuesdays | Sept. 25-Nov. 13 | 4:00-5:00 pm
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:   Orangeville Public Library, Mill Street branch
For information on future group dates, please contact
Sabina Iurillo at 519.942.4122, ext. 245 |

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