Child & Youth Group Programs

Brief Coping Cat (Coping Cat Group)

For children/youth between the ages of 9 and 12, as well as 3 sessions for their parent/caregiver.
This is an 8 week group with session 1, 4, and 8 involving a parent or caregiver in attendance. The identified parent or caregiver must also complete a mandatory Coping Cat Screener and Intake Interview and support the child/youth in completing their group related tasks. Currently being offered in person.

“Coping Cat” is a cognitive behavioural based treatment specifically designed for children and youth with assessed problematic levels of anxiety. In its adapted group form, Coping Cat group session content includes education, coping skills training, and gradual exposure to anxiety inducing scenarios, as well as homework assignments. During group, children and youth learn to recognize and analyze anxious feelings and develop strategies to cope with anxiety-provoking situations.

LEGO Social Skills Group

For children between the ages of 7 and 11.
This group is a full-week program (5 days consecutively) and is offered 2 times annually.

This group allows kids to work collaboratively in small groups with tasks defined and roles identified to support social interaction. Communication, support, problem-solving, and conflict resolution are explored.

Dialectic Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Group

For youth between the ages of 14 and 17, as well as for their parent/caregiver or support person.
16 week group program. Currently being offered virtually.

This group is designed to assist teens in learning about their feelings, thoughts and behaviours through a mindful approach. It aims to increase positive coping skills. Youth must commit to attending each 4 week segment of the program.

For questions, please contact the Groups Coordinator at 519-320-8034.

To discuss group or workshop registration, please complete the online self-referral form for our Central Intake.