Group Name: The Gatehouse – Partner Support Group Program

Description: The Gatehouse provides a range of both formal and informal support and outreach. Strategies include providing information, referrals and linkages, resource support and groups that address vulnerable target populations, a child friendly environment and integration of outreach strategies that will effectively communicate our vision, mission, objectives and services.

Partner Support Group Program

The 15 week peer led groups offer support for survivors of childhood sexual abuse in a safe and comfortable environment. A place to come together and have their voice heard. Our community based setting, supports adults as they move out of isolation and into inclusion as they continue their healing journey. Through facilitated discussions men and women are given the tools to develop or enhance positive coping skills and the impacts that childhood sexual abuse can have on an individual.

The 15 week groups discuss a different theme or topic each week and are led by two Gatehouse trained facilitators. Some of the topics that are discussed include:

  • Triggers
  • Moving out of isolation into inclusion
  • Anger
  • Inner child
  • Re establishing healthy Boundaries
  • Sexuality
  • Loss and grief
  • Addictions
  • Resiliency
  • Flashback and grounding technique

Your relationship can be a catalyst for the surfacing of past trauma(s) and this process of surfacing can be both profoundly transformational and healing, but it can also be expressed through deep struggles. ***For partners of persons currently enrolled or who have completed a Gatehouse support group program.

Where: 3101 Lakeshore Blvd. West | Toronto, ON M8V 3W8

When: Please call for more information.

Contact: 416-255-5900 | www.thegatehouse.org

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