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CLICK HERE FOR PDF VERSION OF FALL 2007 CFCC GROUP PROGRAMS

2007 GROUP PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS

  • Ten Days to Self Esteem
    This group helps participants learn how to defeat depression, how to break out of a bad mood and how to develop self-esteem, productivity and the joy in daily living.
    Register by calling Intake at 519-743-6333.
    Mondays, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
    • September 25 - December 4, 2007, Tuesday afternoons, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., Kitchener
    • September 24 - December 3, 2007, Monday evenings, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Cambridge location: Langs Farm, 887 Langs Drive, Cambridge

  • Finding The Calm in The Storm
    Dealing with your anxiety can be a draining process. All of us have worries at some time or another. Some are quite helpful; but many worries are recurring and are inefficient thoughts that leave you feeling anxious or distressed. Finding the Calm in the Storm provides skills and techniques to help you gain control of symptoms of worry, anxiety and panic attacks.
    Register by calling Intake at 519-743-6333.

    • Kitchener Group: September 26 - November 14, 2007, Wednesdays, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
    • Cambridge Group: October 4 - November 22, 2007, Thursday evenings, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Cambridge location: Langs Farm, 887 Langs Drive, Cambridge

  • Moving On
    Moving On is an adult separation and divorce group designed to help people adjust and take charge of their life following the end of a love relationship.
    Register by calling Intake at 519-743-6333.
    Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
    September 19 - November 7, 2007, Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.


  • Moneylife Workshop
    This clinic is an introduction to services provided by the Credit Counsellnig program at CFCC - including budgeting, mediation with creditors and debt management program. Resource material available.
    Wednesdays 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
    No fee. Pre-registration required.

     

     

    GROUP PROGRAMS FOR WOMEN

  • Stork's Secrets
    Postpartum Adjustment: Recovery and Discovery
    (Funded by Community Action Program for Children and in partnership with Our Place, Family Resource & Early Years Centre)
    Join us for a peer support group for mothers. Mothers will have a chance to talk about their experiences and challenges and changes in the Post Partum period, discuss coping strategies, learn about the importance of self care, discuss parenting topics, talk about health issues, meet other mothers and learn more about community programs. Free infant and sibling programs available during this group.
    Location: Our Place, Family Resource & Early Years Centre, St. Francis School,
    154 Gatewood Road, Kitchener (entrance by corner of Queen's Blvd and Blueridge Ave.)
    Mondays, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
    Beginning Monday, September 17, 2007

    To register, call: Jennifer @ 519-571-1626


  • Moving Toward Healthy Relationships
    This group for women who have experienced emotional or physical abuse focuses on safety, building of self-esteem, ending the cycle of violence and learning how to be healthy in relationships. No fee, however, registration required.
    Register by calling Intake at 519-743-6333.
    Thursdays, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
    September 20 - November 22, 2007, Thursdays, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

  • Understanding Me
    Understanding Me provides education and support for women who have experienced emotional and/or physical assault within their intimate relationships.
    Open Group. No Fee.
    Register by calling Intake at 519-743-6333.

    Evening Group:
    Tuesdays 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
    September 11 - November 20, 2007

    Day Group:
    Fridays 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
    September 21 - November 23, 2007

    Future Groups:

    November 27, 2007 - February 12, 2008,
    Tuesdays, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
    February 19 - April 22, 2008, Tuesdays, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

    April 29 - July 1, 2008, Tuesdays, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.


  • Weaving Our Voices
    In a safe and supportive environment, this group helps women deal with the issue of childhood sexual abuse, and assists participants in reducing feelings of isolation, developing advanced coping skills and increasing self-esteem.
    Open Group. No Fee.
    Register by calling Intake at 519-743-6333.
    Tuesdays, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    May 8 - August 21, 2007

  • Sexual Assault Therapy Group
    This is a safe and confidential group for women who have survived past sexual abuse and trauma. There is no entry fee.
    Register by calling Intake at 519-743-6333.
    Tuesdays, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m..
    September 11 - December 11, 2007


    2007 GROUP PROGRAMS FOR MEN

  • Anger Management for Men
    This program is a learning opportunity for men who have difficulty expressing and/or managing angry and aggressive feelings.
    Register by calling Intake at 519-743-6333.
    Wednesdays, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
    September 12 - October 31, 2007


     

    2007 PARENTING GROUP PROGRAMS

  • Fathering Now
    (Funded by Community Action Program for Children and in partnership with Our Place, Family Resource & Early Years Centre)
    This program is open to fathers with children up to age six. It includes topics on the fathering role, co-parenting, discipline, the importance of play, child development, as well as activities for dads and their kids.
    Location: Our Place, Family Resource & Early Years Centre, St. Francis School,
    154 Gatewood Road, Kitchener (entrance by corner of Queen's Blvd and Blueridge Ave.)
    Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
    March 21 - May 9, 2007
    To register, call: 519-571-1626, x27


     

EVENING WORKSHOPS (No Fee. Pre-registration required).

  • Playing One-On-One With Your Child
    Have you forgotten the simple joy of play? Can you play one-on-one with your child without distraction? Can you let your child be in charge while playing with him or her? This workshop will teach you how to play one-on-one with your child.
    Register by calling 519-743-6333.
    Wednesday, September 19, 2007, 7 - 9 p.m.

  • The Amazing Transformative Power of Hope
    Choosing to be positive and hopeful can be liberating. Whatever the behaviour of others, whatever happens out there, we can choose our approach to life. This workshop will help participants empower themselves as they examine the amazing transformative power of hope.
    Register by calling 519-743-6333.
    Wednesday, October 17, 20007, 6 - 8 p.m.
    Cambridge location: Langs Farm, 887 Langs Drive, Cambridge


  • Talking with Teens
    The way adults talk with teens affects the way teens feel about themselves and other people. Good communication helps teenagers to develop confidence, feelings of self-worth and good relationships. This workshop will provide parents with tips on talking with teens in respectful and helpful ways.
    Register by calling 519-743-6333.
    Wednesday, November 21, 2007, 6 - 8 p.m.
    Cambridge location: Langs Farm, 887 Langs Drive, Cambridge




2007 GROUP PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS
(Click here or scroll down for summer 2007 programs for children and teens.)

  • Mad Isn't Bad
    Mad Isn't Bad helps children cope more effectively with their anger.
    Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.(6 - 8 year-olds); 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. (9 - 12 year-olds)
    Register by calling Intake at 519-743-6333.

    October 10 - November 28, 2007

  • Changing Families
    This group addresses themes and issues children confront when separation and divorce occur in their families.
    Register by calling Intake at 519-743-6333.
    Thursdays, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.(6 - 8 year-olds); 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. (9 - 12 year-olds)

    October 11 - November 29 , 2007

  • Adventure Club (Ages 6 - 8)
    This group enhances leadership attributes and strengthens social, problem-solving and communication skills.
    Register by calling Intake at 519-743-6333.
    Tuesdays, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
    October 9 - November 27 , 2007

  • Leader In Me (Ages 9 - 12)
    This group enhances leadership attributes and strengthens social, problem-solving and communication skills.
    Register by calling Intake at 519-743-6333.
    Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
    October 9 - November 27, 2007


  • Setting Free the Butterflies
    This group reduces children's anxiety levels so that they are better able to cope at home, school and in the community, and assists parents by providing information, effective tools and strategies.
    Register by calling Intake at 519-743-6333.
    Mondays, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. (Ages 6 - 12 years)
    October 15 - December 3

     
  • Girl Power (Grades 7 and 8)
    Girl Power creates a safe, caring and friendly "girl community" where girls explore topics such as healthy body image, eating disorders, positive relationships and peer power.
    Register by calling Intake at 519-743-6333.
    Mondays, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
    October 15 - November 26, 2007


  • Best Years of Our Lives...Whatever
    This group for teen-age girls, ages 14 - 17, enhances self-esteem and addresses body image, communication and relationships.
    Register by calling Intake at 519-743-6333.
    Wednesdays, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

    July 11 - August 29, 2007
     

2007 SUMMER GROUP PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS

  • Adventure Club (Ages 6 - 8)
    This group enhances leadership attributes and strengthens social, problem-solving and communication skills.

    Summer Group:
    Session 1: July 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12 from 9:30 a.m. - 12 noon
    Session 2: July 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26 from 9:30 a.m. - 12 noon

  • Leader In Me (Ages 10 - 12)
    This group enhances leadership attributes and strengthens social, problem-solving and communication skills.

    Summer Group:
    Session 1: July 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12 from 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
    Session 2: July 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26 from 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.


  • Mad Isn't Bad
    Mad Isn't Bad helps children cope more effectively with their anger.
    Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.(6 - 8 year-olds); 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. (9 - 12 year-olds)
    Register by calling Intake at 519-743-6333.


    Summer Group: July 30, 31, August 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9 from 9:30 a.m. - 12 noon

  • Changing Families
    This group addresses themes and issues children confront when separation and divorce occur in their families.
    Register by calling Intake at 519-743-6333.


    Summer Group: July 30, 31, August 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9 from 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Best Years of Our Lives...Whatever
    This group for teen-age girls, ages 14 - 17, enhances self-esteem and addresses body image, communication and relationships.
    Wednesdays, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

    July 11 - August 29, 2007


  • Girl Power (Grades 7 and 8)
    Girl Power creates a safe, caring and friendly "girl community" where girls explore topics such as healthy body image, eating disorders, positive relationships and peer power.
    Daily, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
    July 9 - 13, 2007