KW Counselling Services offers a wide variety of educational group services for children, teens, adults, couples and families. Many of our groups are geared towards certain topics or experiences.
Temper Taming is a comprehensive, interactive, emotions management group program designed to give participants (Primary: ages 6-8; Junior: ages 9-11; Teen ages: 12-14) tools to better manage emotions. Groups are offered at KW Counselling Services and in the community.
Strong Moms, Safe Kids
Strong Moms, Safe Kids is a special parenting program for mothers who have experienced abuse in intimate relationships and their children who have witnessed abuse in their homes. Mothers gain understanding, knowledge and skills to help their children heal from the hurtful experience of witnessing their abuse.
OK2BME – LGBTQ for Youth
OK2BMe supports Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning Youth (LGBTQ) and Families; OK2BME offers free, confidential services for LGBTQ youth ages 5-18 and their families.
Spanish-speaking Group for Newcomers (Grupo Hispano)
Focalizado en temas de inmigración e integración en la sociedad canadiense
This Spanish Speaking Group for men and women ages 16 and older is for participants to discuss issues related to immigration and integration into Canadian society. The group is offered 3 times per year with 8-10 sessions in each round.
Kids who experience Trauma
TLC: Trusting, Loving, Connections program offered specifically for bio and foster/kin/adoptive families. This collaborative project offered in partnership with Family and Children’s Service of Waterloo Region is a multipronged initiative that adapts existing child welfare placement services (Family Centred Planning, Attachment Consultations, in home interventions) to create an attachment and trauma informed service plan to address the needs of children and caregivers.
S.T.E.A.M. (Skills and Tools for Emotion Awareness & Management) Is a school based progam that teaches children and youth how to manage their emotions.
Trouble concentrating or sleeping? Too much to deal with? You’re Not Alone! Join Our Adult Stress Management Group. This program is for also for Seniors 55 yrs and older, living in Waterloo Region, including newcomers and lgbtq seniors.