All of the following groups are by self-referral.
Children are People too, for kids 7 – 12 yrs
If you know of a child who is impacted by a parent’s substance use, then this group may be a way for them to get valuable support. Our Children Are People Too group is a 7 week support group for children and/or teens who are struggling to deal with a parent’s drug or alcohol use. The group is facilitated by one of our Substance Use Program counsellors. Participants gain an understanding about addiction and learn to appreciate that they are not at fault or responsible for their parent’s addiction issues, nor is it something that the youth can control or change.
Positive Parenting Workshops, for parents of children 5 to 12
No cost to Delta residents. A workshop for parents where they can enjoy meeting other parents, sharing stories and feeling empowered while learning and building on skills.
This workshop includes group sessions on:
• Attachment Parenting
• Goals of Behaviour/Misbehaviour
• Healthy Boundaries
• Self-Care/Stress Management
• Ages & Stages of Development
Nobody’s Perfect Parenting workshops, for parents of children up to 5 years
Nobody’s Perfect Parenting is a free 6 week parenting group offered to parents with children age 5 years and under.
This group provides parents with a safe space to learn and build on their parenting skills while interacting with other parents who have same-aged children.
This group is offered 3 times a year, alternating between North and South Delta. The sessions cover useful information about children’s health, safety, development and behaviour. The program aims to support and encourage confidence in positive parenting and connection for isolated parents.
Child care is provided during these weekly, two hour sessions, usually held on Saturday mornings. Transportation assistance is also provided if necessary.
substance use education group
The Substance Use Education group is an open drop-in group for adults who have substance use issues themselves, or who are being affected by someone else’s substance use.
This is an 8 week program for adults 19 years and older whose lives have been affected by substance use, their own or another person’s.
Week one: Problem use and addiction
Week two: Substances and their effects
Week three: Effects on relationships
Week four: Relapse prevention
Week five: Recovery and the stages of change
Week six: Stress management
Clients must attend all 6 modules in order to wait-list for individual counselling. Please contact our Substance Use Services intake line for more details at: 604-594-3455 ext. 108
This group is for women who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse. The group will create a safe environment for you to give voice to your story and feel validated. You will be encouraged to create your own internal and external safety. The group will cover topics like establishing boundaries, consolidating a sense of self, reflecting on the journey and cultivating a future from here on.
Freedom From Abuse In Relationships (FAIR)
Deltassist is facilitating a group for women who have experienced relationship abuse at some point of their lives. Living with abuse and violence can harm both physical and psychological health. Everyone has a right to a safe and healthy relationship that is free from violence and fear. Women will learn about the cycle of abuse, why abuse happens and the impact of abuse both on themselves and the children. They will learn healthier communication skills and self care techniques.
Healthy Relationships & Stress Management
The Healthy Relationships and Stress Management group is a prevention/early intervention group provided to perpetrators of violence prior to charge, conviction, or sentencing state of the criminal justice process.
The sessions will teach participants the skills of effective communication, problem solving, listening, conflict resolution, impulse control, stress management and coping strategies.
It is a group for adults who are 19 years or older, that are self-referred and who have difficulty managing their anger and stress in intimate relationships, same sex relationships, at work or in social situations. Attendees must not been charged with or, are not currently facing charges related to domestic violence.
This group is closed after two sessions.
In this group women participants will learn what self esteem is and how abuse impacts self esteem. They will learn about self assessment tools and about healthier thinking patterns using acceptance paradox. They will identify their own strengths and use these to enhance their self esteem.
boundaries and assertiveness
Women participants will have a deeper understanding for building boundaries, understanding assertiveness, and developing a healthier self worth. Sometimes being a people pleaser seems easier than being assertive. Women will recognize that they are worth way more than that and create an ability to say ‘no’ when they want to. The participants will learn a healthy style of conducting interpersonal relationships where they don’t have to give up on their own needs and still have respect for others’ needs.
Women participants will learn the basics of this emotion so that they have a deeper understanding of anger. They will learn about costs and benefits of anger, how to identify anger triggers and anger management techniques. The facilitators and the participants will role play different scenarios to create a safe environment to free themselves from the guilt associated with their anger.