The Children’s Voices program is designed to help children up to the age of 16 heal from the effects of having witnessed violence or abuse. This program is delivered to children and their mothers using a ‘workshop’ format. Series of workshops include topics of:
- power and control
- expression of anger
- conflict resolution
- safety planning
- coping with family changes
- self esteem
- healthy relationships
- personal boundaries
Children’s Voices Program services are provided in order to:
- Increase the safety of mothers and their children so that their lives are not further endangered.
- Support child witnesses to tell their stories and to understand their rights, self-esteem needs, safety planning and violence prevention strategies.
- Assist mothers in supporting their children to heal from the effects of witnessing violence.
- Assist and advocate for women and their children regarding their health, safety and wellbeing.
Esprit Place Family Resource Centre is funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services and operated by the District of Parry Sound Social Services Administration Board.