Children living in households where there is family violence and abuse are subject to potentially life-changing trauma and often require support and counselling. 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 ask about dates, times and registration information.
Our programs include:
PEACE Program (Program for Children & Youth Experiencing Violence)
PEACE Core Group
Violence Is Preventable (VIP) School-based Intervention and Education Programs
Our support programs provide a place of safety, respect and empowerment.
Tri-City Transitions’ 6-week PEACE Program supports safety and trust for children who have experienced conflict and/or domestic abuse. It builds on the relationship between the child and their guardian(s) through experiential and interactive group sessions. Individual sessions are also available to work through specific areas of concern and augment the competencies taught in the program. Both parents are encouraged to participate in order to provide consistent support and connection and to strengthen families, whether parents are a couple or are parenting separately.
In the Peace Program group, children and guardians will build the foundation of deepening attachment and healthy communication while experiencing a supportive community and healthy relationships. Children and adults both will gain knowledge and skills to better understand their experiences while deepening their connections to one another and learning more effective communication techniques.
Note: For children who have directly experienced physical and or sexual abuse, a referral to an appropriate agency is provided.
PEACE CORE Groups support building on the relationship between the children and their guardian(s) during a 6-week program and individual sessions. Through group sessions, participants gain knowledge and skills, and learn how to find their inner resources.
The Youth PEACE CORE group is specifically for youths 13 to 18 years of age. Being able to identify and be a part of a unique group can empower youth to advocate for themselves, find their voice and enjoy a safe space. This is a closed group for youth and participants 14 years and older do not need guardian consent. If you are a youth who has witnessed domestic violence or you have been in the crossfire of conflict, this is a safe space for you.
Guardians of youth who are enrolled in the Youth PEACE CORE group will be able to share and participate in a parallel program.
Being part of the PEACE CORE group can help address feelings of alienation and connecting to others in your community can be a great resource. During your time in this group, you will learn various concepts and become better equipped to find the resource within to guide you through what is happening for you and your family.
In this 6-week CORE group you will be introduced to:
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.