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Discovering Our Power at Bathurst and Finch- North York Women’s Centre

Group:  Discovering Our Power at Bathurst and Finch

Description:  This is the first part of the Women’s Empowerment Series.  In this group, participants will gain an understanding of difficult emotions and the effects they have on mental and physical well-being. They will identify personal strengths and coping strategies to draw upon during stressful situations and learn how to build self esteem and confidence. This program will be delivered in partnership with Unison Health and Community Services.

Where: Bathurst Finch Hub, 540 Finch Ave. West

When:  Every Friday for 9 weeks, from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm, starts February 12, 2016

Contact:  Please call us at 416-781-0479 for information or to arrange an intake interview.

Resourced and Resilient Group starting at Black Creek Community Health Centre

There is a new group starting at Black Creek Community Health Centre, “Resourced and Resilient”, a Stage I Trauma Group for Female Survivors of Trauma.

The Bridges to Moms team is beginning a stage 1 trauma group at Sheridan.  The group will talk about trauma generally and will help women to fill their “tool box” with strategies that might help them to understand the effects of the trauma that they experienced, how they can continue to develop positive coping strategies as well as beginning to work on seeing themselves as survivors of trauma instead of victims.  Topics include grounding, mindfulness, setting boundaries, building self- compassion, psycho-education around what trauma is and what it means to be a survivor. The group will be only for women and referrals are still being accepted.  We want the group to be small so spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.  Childcare will be provided if needed.

When: Wednesday, February 10 – Wednesday, April 20th, 2015, 1:00-3:00 pm

Where: Black Creek Community Centre – Sheridan site 2202 Jane Street, Unit 5

Registration: keisha.greene@bcchc.com or 647-469-0097

 

R&R program flyer

 

Depression in Pregnancy and Post-Partum Therapy

Group Name: Depression in Pregnancy and Post-Partum Therapy

Description: There are times in our life when we reach out for support . I hope that this web site will give you some information that will help you as you seek help with your concern. I believe that seeking help through therapy and counselling is a beautiful indication of a willingness to engage with the challenges facing you. It reflects the part of you that has hope. Please take your time to think about if any of my services can help you with your issues and challenges.

Arlene Vandersloot, Psychologist: I began my career as a Registered Midwife and worked in Ontario providing prenatal, labour and birth, and post-partum care. My approach is one that draws on my knowledge of the transition to parenthood and the physiological and psychological adaptation to this time in your life. We will work together to set up a schedule of visits during key points in your pregnancy to help you plan and manage your depression or anxiety. I am trained in infant-parent psychotherapy and work with infant as well. *** I do offer a sliding scale for clients who are pregnant or in the first year postpartum who are experiencing depression, anxiety or trauma related symptoms.

Where: 33 Dundonald Street | Toronto, ON M4Y 1K3

Contact: 416-904-6560 | arlene@arlenevandersloot.com | arlenevandersloot.com

Child Development Institute – Transitioning Support

Group Name: Child Development Institute – Transitioning Support

Description: Child Development Institute (CDI) is an accredited children’s mental health agency, providing a range of programs and services for children 0 – 12 and their families. They offer evidence-based programs across three streams: Early Intervention Services, Family Violence Services and Healthy Child Development. Their approach is family-focused and we work with each child and family’s unique strengths, needs and challenges. They help them to uncover their abilities, give them tools to succeed, and support them in overcoming challenges.

Transitions is a drop-in group program to support women and children who have experienced family violence or other trauma, and are currently in crisis or transition. The drop-in group is run weekly and provides mothers with the opportunity to get support, resources and referrals as issues arise. Children attend a separate group where they learn stress management and safety planning techniques, as well as coping strategies and social skills. Transitions supports families during times of crisis and change.

Where: Child Development Institute | 197 Euclid Avenue | Toronto, ON M6J 2J8

When: Call for more information.

Contact: Asifa Sheikh 416-603-1827 Ext. 2241 | Ena Burbana 416-603-1827 Ext. 2249 | info@childdevelop.ca | www.childdevlop.ca

Child Development Institute – Mothers In Mind

Group Name: Child Development Institute – Mothers In Mind

Description: Child Development Institute (CDI) is an accredited children’s mental health agency, providing a range of programs and services for children 0 – 12 and their families. They offer evidence-based programs across three streams: Early Intervention Services, Family Violence Services and Healthy Child Development. Their approach is family-focused and we work with each child and family’s unique strengths, needs and challenges. They help them to uncover their abilities, give them tools to succeed, and support them in overcoming challenges.

Mothers in Mind is a group program for mothers who have experienced woman abuse or other trauma (e.g. childhood abuse, sexual assault, war) and have children under the age of four. The program focuses on the needs of mothers who find that these hurtful experiences are making parenting difficult. The 10-week mother-child group helps mothers learn ways to manage stress and other challenging feelings, foster healthy self-esteem, and respond to their children in a sensitive, supportive and effective manner. Mothers in Mind supports women with young children in becoming the mothers they want to be.

Where: Child Development Institute | 197 Euclid Avenue | Toronto, ON M6J 2J8

When: Call for more information.

Contact: Asifa Sheikh 416-603-1827 Ext. 2241 | Ena Burbana 416-603-1827 Ext. 2249 | info@childdevelop.ca | www.childdevlop.ca

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