The Children’s Advocacy Center strives to meet the unique needs of all of our clients.  We offer a variety of groups, including support groups, therapy groups, psychoeducation groups and workshops. In hopes of providing the most meaningful and effective services for our clients and families, we tailor our groups to meet clinical best practices. For this reason, our groups are always evolving. Please see the attached flyers for our current and upcoming groups.

Groups Offered

Adolescent Support Group-Join other teen girls as we creatively explore issues related to sexual abuse and assault. Through expressive art, self-care, writing, movement, and other activities, you will learn about yourself while also having the opportunity to connect with a small group of teens that share similar experiences.

Paper Making-Join other teens and  come together and use the transformative process of paper making to reclaim trauma as art!  The workshops will be a collaborative opportunity to engage in the process, share experiences, and create works of art.

Chill Out-A four week group designed for boys and girls who are dealing with the affects of trauma and would like to build their relaxation toolkit. Sessions will focus on relaxation through yoga and breathing techniques, art as a stress relieving tool, and healthy sleep habits 

Workshops-Throughout the year we host several different one time workshops for  both kids and caregivers covering a variety of topics.  

Specialty Groups-  We will have  shorter term groups running throughout the year depending on the current client need is and what partnerships we have with local organizations.  These groups are always changing and offering something new to our clients.

 

If you are interested in attending, please contact:
Alli Watson or Shyra Williams at 616.393.6123
or by email: awatson@cac-ottawa.org or swilliams@cac-­ottawa.org