The purpose of group services is to provide a range of group programs to both children and parents in order to provide them with the skills to build necessary tools to cope with everyday situations. Groups are offered throughout Renfrew County and target all age groups.
Core Group Services
Early Years Parenting
The Early Years Parenting group is for parents of children 0-6 years of age. It provides parents with an understanding of young children and teaches strategies to manage behaviour.
Children First Program
The Children’s First program provides separating/divorce parents the opportunity to learn about and discuss the effects that divorce and changing family situations have on children. Parents are introduced to methods of minimizing the negative consequences of divorce on their children.
COPE – Parenting
The COPE parenting group is for parents of children 7 to 12 years of age. It teaches parents effective strategies to manage difficult behaviour.
Parent Support Group
The Parent Support group will help support parents with the strategies they have learned while participating in the surviving your adolescent group. Guest speakers will be invited to present on specific topics.
The Separation and Divorce group provides children with an opportunity to explore feelings and learn how to problem-solve in a non-threatening atmosphere. Children learn coping skills to help them deal with issues such as isolation, going from one house to another, loyalty and other problems caused by separation and divorce.