Our Group Services are out-client services that offer educational, treatment and support groups for children, youth and their families.
Our main goal is to help children and youth improve their social functioning skills when at home, in school, and in the community.
Who is eligible for these groups?
To be eligible for our groups,
children must be under 18 years of age, and
they must live in the Region of Peel.
What do we do?
Our Group Services give children and parents the opportunity to learn from each other. All groups provide information and resources on specific topics.
Our child and parent treatment groups run concurrently to allow continuous learning. In each program, children and parents gain the necessary management skills that will help them resolve future everyday challenges.
Children and youth can also benefit from our psycho-educational, life-skills and social-skills groups. Here, clinicians provide information and facilitate group discussion and problem-solving.
Educational groups for parents are accompanied by supervised children's activity groups, where children develop social skills in a structured setting with peers.
During the summer months we offer a Parenting Workshop Series for parents to learn more about topics related to positive parenting strategies and self-care.
Depending on the nature of the group, participants range from 6 to 25. Groups typically last from 6 to 10 weeks, while workshops are single evening sessions. The following is a list of groups that we currently offer:
COPEing with Challenging Behaviour,
COPEing with Toddler Behaviour,
The Incredible Years,
Learning about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD),
Feeling Good about Being You: A Group for Moms, and
Grandparents Raising Grandkids.
Feeling C.A.L.M. (Combat Anxiety and Learn to Manage),
Temper Taming for Boys (10-13 years old) and parents, and
Go Grrls! Club, and
Childcare is available for some groups.
Parenting Workshop Series
Our next series in Summer 2012 may include these topics:
Helping the Anxious Child,
Parenting the Young Explosive Child,
Managing Stress and Building Resilience in Families,
Building Self-Esteem in Families,
Strategies for Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and
Helping Children Deal with Bullying.
How can you access these groups?
You can access many of our groups directly by calling Mental Health Services for Children and Youth (Centralized Intake) at 905-451-4655.