Children, Youth, and Teen Counselling
Through our Children Exposed to Violence Program we provide individual counselling for children and youth aged 5-18 who have witnessed violence, as well as parenting support for caregivers of children and youth. Children Exposed to Violence refers to children who see, hear, or are aware of violence and abuse. Whether listening to yelling and threats in the home, being bullied online or while on the playground, or fleeing a war-torn homeland, children are directly as well as indirectly affected by violence.
Envision offers help to children, youth and teens – aged 5 to 18 – who have been exposed to violence. Many of these children feel overwhelmed and need someone to talk to in a safe and supportive environment. Parent support is also offered through this program. We also work in partnership with schools to provide counselling, support and groups.
Child and Youth In-Home Support
The Child and Youth Program is a program that is contracted through Sun Country Health Region’s Mental Health Services (Child and Youth Program). Families are offered in-home support for assistance with children under 18 years of age with emotional, behavioural or adjustment difficulties. These children are receiving individual, group and/or family counselling services from Mental Health.
Envision Family Support Workers are contracted to provide in-home services to clients of the Child and Youth Program. Once a contract is received for services from Mental Health, an Envision Family Support Worker is contracted to provide in-home support to the family on a weekly basis, usually for three months.
The program is client-centred, individualized and flexible to meet the specific needs of each family. Program activities will take place in the community and in the family’s home.
Referrals to this program come directly from Mental Health’s Child and Youth Program.