Tri-City Transitions provides a number of support programs for children and youth in need of help.
Please Note: Not all groups run year-round. Call the main office at (604) 941-7111 to find out about dates, times, and registration information.
Among the programs that we offer are the following:
The Children Who Witness Abuse (CWWA) Program provides counselling for children between the ages of 3 and 18 who have lived in a family where they have been witness to physical, emotional, mental or verbal abuse. Through support, education and counselling children will have the opportunity to heal the emotional wounds of relationship violence, build self-esteem and stop the inter-generational cycle of abuse.
The objective of the CWWA program is to:
- Define violence & responsibility for violence
- Express feelings, including anger
- Improve communication, problem solving, and cognitive coping skills
- Increase self-esteem
- Develop social support networks
- Develop safety plans
- Feel safety and trust during individual and group sessions
Art counselling group for children who have witnessed physical, emotional or verbal abuse and need support learning healthy ways to express their anger. This group is for both boys and girls.
This is a free art and psycho-educational group for boys ages 9-12 who have witnessed physical, emotional, or verbal abuse, live in the Tri-Cities area, and need support learning healthy ways to express their anger. In this 8-week group, boys will learn: how to identify and express feelings; how to express and control anger; how to problem solve and resolve conflict; different types of abuse and ways to stay safe; skills to increase confidence and self-esteem.
The Violence is Preventable program is a school based education program designed to help grade 8 students better understand the dynamics of healthy vs. unhealthy relationships, how to make healthy choices (partners and behaviours) and how to support friends that may be in an abusive relationship. This program is offered as a series of workshops and can be tailored to meet an individual school’s need.
Group support for pregnant and teenage moms at the CABE alternate school in Coquitlam.