Group Counselling

In addition to therapeutic counselling services, the Agency offers educational, psycho-educational and therapeutic groups to Agency clients and as a resource to individuals, parents, families and groups from the community. Group programs serve many purposes including education, information sharing, prevention and/or therapy and bring participants together that share an interest in particular life stages, tasks, roles or concerns. Group programs are not meant to take the place of individual, couple, or family counselling sessions where treatment is indicated but may be suggested to augment treatment. Group and participant goals and participants’ level of engagement and self-disclosure vary depending on the type of group program.

Temper Taming Together (T3)

Temper Taming Together 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.
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Strong Moms, Safe Kids (SMSK)

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.
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OK2BME – for LGBTQ2+ Youth

OK2BME supports Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning Youth (LGBTQ2+) and Families; OK2BME offers confidential services for LGBTQ2+ youth ages 5-18 and their families at no cost.
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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.
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