Walk-Ins:

Counselling
When: Wednesday’s 4pm – 6pm
Facilitator: Windy

Women’s Groups:

Understanding Abuse Group

The Understanding Abuse group will provide participants with information about the different types of abuse and how they may manifest in relationships. We will discuss the impacts of abuse and the importance of self-compassion. Participants will also learn how to set and maintain healthy boundaries with partners, family and friends. Assertiveness training is incorporated into this program in order to help participants achieve a healthy and balanced life.

Date: Jan. 26 – March 30
Duration: 10 weeks
Day: Friday’s
Time: 10am – 12pm
Facilitator: Julie
Cost: FREE

Date: April 12 – June 14
Duration: 10 weeks
Day: Thursday’s
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Facilitator: Julie
Cost: FREE

Date: Sept. 13 – Nov. 15
Duration: 10 weeks
Day: Thursday’s
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Facilitator: Julie
Cost: FREE

Women’s Self-Management of Anger:

This group is about learning how to manage anger through assertive communication, emotional regulation, and relaxation techniques. Clients will learn how to notice and identify their emotional landscape to be better able to cope with overwhelming feelings.

Connections:

A psycho-educational shame resilience curriculum, designed by Brene Brown and facilitated by Ann Davis Transition Society. Connections is a multifaceted approach, developed to address issues relating to shame, and to facilitate the development of shame resilience. The program is ideal for those struggling with self-esteem, love and belonging, authenticity, the development of empathy, connection, power, and the ability to cultivate a resilient spirit.

Brene Brown - Connection

Men’s Groups:

Men’s Self-Management of Anger

The Self-Management of Anger class is all about learning how to take responsibility for managing your own self and your feelings, primarily the feeling of anger. You will learn where your anger comes from and how to identify it before it becomes a problem. In fact, the goal is to be able to learn how to channel anger and use it effectively. This course focuses mainly on anger in relationships and how to improve those relationships. Those relationships could be with a spouse, a child, a boss or co-worker, a friend or a neighbor.

Date: Jan. 22 – March 12
Duration: 8 Weeks
Day: Monday’s
Time: 5pm – 6:30pm
Facilitator: Mike
Cost: $50.00

Date: April 9 – May 28
Duration: 8 Weeks
Day: Monday’s
Time: 5pm – 6:30pm
Facilitator: Mike
Cost: $50.00

Date: Sept. 10 – Oct. 22
Duration: 8 Weeks
Day: Monday’s
Time: 5pm – 6:30pm
Facilitator: Mike
Cost: $50.00

Date: Oct. 29 – Dec. 10
Duration: 8 Weeks
Day: Monday’s
Time: 5pm – 6:30pm
Facilitator: Mike
Cost: $50.00

Men’s Insight Group

The Men’s Insight Group is a group of 10 to 12 men who gather weekly in the evening at the Ann Davis Transition Society Administration office to share and discuss matters and issues that affect their daily lives in a confidential setting. The goal is to promote and raise insight of men in their relationships in their families, at their workplaces, and in the community. Topics include: healthy relationships, use of effective interpersonal communication skills, taking ownership, building self-esteem, violence and abuse in any environment, building of solid and effective intrapersonal communication skills, recognizing negativity and use of constructive and anger free ways to resolve conflicts. Men come and share their daily experiences in every aspect of their lives, the facilitator provides the psycho educational guidance for the meeting.

Date: Jan. 10 – Feb. 8
Duration: 8 Weeks
Day: Wednesday’s
Time: 6pm – 8:30pm
Facilitator: Windy
Cost: $50.00

Child, Youth and Parenting Groups:

CIB (Children In Between)

Children In Between is a program designed to teach parents and children the impact of children witnessing relationship conflicts between their parents. The program will teach parents how to support and assist their children as they adopt to changing family relations, and help children learn how to articulate their needs and feelings to their parent(s).

The program also teaches the child ways to tell the parents that they are being put in-between, as well as to identify areas where this commonly occurs. Research shows that over 60% of children who experience their parents’ separation or divorce have adjustment difficulties and may feel unhappy, angry, dissatisfied with life, depressed, and deeply lonely, but most of the damage is caused not by the divorce itself, but the on-going conflict between the parents. The goal of this program is to empower parents and their children to adopt healthier communication and conflict resolution practices based on mutual respect and understanding. Please note there is a mandatory parent component preceding the children’s portion.

PARENT PORTION:
Date: Jan. 15, 17, 18
Duration: 3 days
Day: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Time: 5pm – 8pm
Facilitator: Mike, Clara, Tammy, Solon
Cost: $50.00 per parent

CHILDREN/YOUTH PORTION:
Date: May 15 – June 19
Duration: 6 weeks
Day: Tuesday’s
Time: 3:30pm – 4:45pm
Facilitator: Mike, Clara, Tammy, Solon
Cost: FREE *once at least one parent has attended adult portion

CHILDREN/YOUTH PORTION:
Date: Jan. 23 – Feb. 27
Duration: 6 weeks
Day: Tuesday’s
Time: 3:30pm – 4:45pm
Facilitator: Mike, Clara, Tammy, Solon
Cost: FREE *once at least one parent has attended adult portion

PARENT PORTION:
Date: Sept. 18, 19, 20
Duration: 3 days
Day: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Time: 5pm – 8pm
Facilitator: Mike, Clara, Tammy, Solon
Cost: $50.00 per parent

PARENT PORTION:
Date: May 8, 9, 10
Duration: 3 days
Day: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Time: 5pm – 8pm
Facilitator: Mike, Clara, Tammy, Solon
Cost: $50.00 per parent

CHILDREN/YOUTH PORTION:
Date: Sept. 25 – Oct. 30
Duration: 6 weeks
Day: Tuesday’s
Time: 3:30pm – 4:45pm
Facilitator: Mike, Clara, Tammy, Solon
Cost: FREE *once at least one parent has attended adult portion

PEACE Group (Formerly CWWA)

Prevention
Education
Advocacy
Counselling
Empowerment
(PEACE)

A psycho-educational group for children and youth who have witnessed abuse, threats, or violence in the home.

Date: April 3 – May 1
Duration: 6 weeks
Day: Tuesday’s
Time: 3:30pm – 4:45pm
Facilitator: Clara, Tammy, Solon
Cost: FREE

Date: Nov. 13 – Dec. 11
Duration: 6 weeks
Day: Tuesday’s
Time: 3:30pm – 4:45pm
Facilitator: Clara, Tammy, Solon
Cost: FREE

Connect Parenting

Connect Parenting is a 10-week program designed to support parents of pre-teens, ages 8-12. Each session provides parents with a new perspective on parent-child relationships and pre-adolescent development.

The program recognizes that each parent-child relationship is different, so rather than teach one specific way to parent we help parents see choices that support healthy relationships with setting limits and helping their child grow.

NEW DATE FOR CONNECT PARENTING – SEPT. 5 – NOV. 7 TIME 5:30PM-7PM

Date: March 7 – May 9th
Duration: 10 weeks
Day: Wednesday’s
Time: 5pm – 6:30pm
Facilitator: Clara and Helen
Cost: FREE

STAR Summer Youth Program

The STAR (Summer Training and Recreation) Program is an opportunity for youth aged 13-17, that will introduce them to the work-skills and life-skills necessary to successfully obtain and keep employment.

While participating in the STAR Summer Program, accepted applicants will participate in recreational activities, complete volunteer assignments, attend workshops, and leave the program with a completed resume and cover letter. In addition, each participant will be given one-to-one support and counselling both during and post program.

Those completing the three-week program will also receive a reference towards their career and resume.

Date: July 10, 11, 12 – 17, 18, 19 – 24, 25, 26
Duration: 3 weeks
Day: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Time: 10am – 3pm
Facilitator: Solon, Tammy and Clara
Cost: FREE

Date: August 7, 8, 9 – 14, 15, 16 – 21, 22, 23
Duration: 3 weeks
Day: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Time: 10am – 3pm
Facilitator: Solon, Tammy and Clara
Cost: FREE