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Group Work

Gives opportunity to learn from the experiences of others, as well as to provide support to others with a similar challenge.

Before being placed in a group, children/teens may have a brief assessment session with a group facilitator to ensure a good fit in the group.

CURRENT GROUPS

Age 8-10: Invincible Girls
Age 8-10: Temper Temper! 
Age 8-10: No Bullies Allowed
Age 8-10: Chill Out
Age 8-10: Shifting Gears
Age 8-10: Speak Peace
Age 8-12: Mindfulness Magic

Age 09-14: Tackling Type 1
Age 11-14: Invincible Girls
Age 11-13: Temper Temper!
Age 11-13: Chill Out
Age 11-13: Shifting Gears
Age 11-13: Speak Peace
Age 08-12: Mindfulness Magic

Groups starting in 2019
-Therapeutic Movement Groups
-Age 14-19 (for all courses)

FMC’s Calendar                  FMC’s Schedule

Invincible Girls

Self-esteem For Girls
Ages: 8-10                          
Starts: Sat Sep 22 – Oct 27
             (5 weekly sessions
not Oct 6)

Time: 9:00am – 10:00am   
Reg Fee: $15/session

 *Limited enrolment
(max 8)

5 weekly sessions starting: Saturday Sep 22, 2018

This treatment group helps empower girls through improving body confidence and self-esteem.

The group consists of 5 sessions and is limited to 8 participants.  Sessions are facilitated by a Registered Psychotherapist and a Social Worker.

Through fun and interactive activities, Invincible Girls shows girls that body confidence and self-esteem come from valuing their bodies, standing up to social pressures, and supporting others to become more body confident.

Program includes:
5 one hour sessions (with children)
1 thirty minute feedback appointment after completion of the group (with parent/s)

Dates:  Saturdays, Sep 22 – Oct 27
              (no group Oct 6)
Time:  9:00 – 10:00am
Cost: $15/session
Ages: 8–10

Online Registration: CLICK HERE

Tackling Type 1

Type 1 Support Group
Ages: 9-14                          
Starts: Sat Sep 22 – Oct 27
             (5 weekly sessions
not Oct 6)

Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm   
Reg Fee: $5/session 

 *Limited enrolment
(max 8)

5 weekly sessions starting: Saturday Sep 22, 2018

This support group helps kids diagnosed with type 1 diabetes to process challenges specific to living with this disease. 

The group consists of 5 sessions and is limited to 8 participants.  Sessions are facilitated by a Registered Psychotherapist (specifically educated in matters pertaining to Type 1), a Social Worker and a teen living with Type 1.

Through discussion and activities, Tackling Type 1 allows the participants to express their emotions and receive support from others with similar experiences. 

Program includes:
5 one hour sessions

Dates:  Saturdays, Sep 22 – Oct 27
              (no group Oct 6)
Time:  11:30 – 12:30pm
Cost: $5/session
Ages: 9–14

Online Registration: CLICK HERE

Shifting Gears

A Course For Kids in Change
Ages: 8-10
Starts: Mon Jan 14 – Apr 1
(10 weekly sessions
not Feb 18, Mar 11)

Time: 6:15pm – 7:15pm
Reg Fee: $15/session

 *Limited enrolment
(max 8)

10 weekly sessions starting: Monday Jan 14, 2019

This group is designed to support children who have experienced recent family change. Types of family change may include divorce, remarriage, moving, death of friend, family member or pet, a parent with a drug or alcohol problem, changing schools, incarceration of a family member or more.

Space is provided so that children can better understand their feelings related to the significant change they and/or their family is experiencing.  They are able to safely share how it impacts them and to process their feelings through play and activities.

The group consists of 10 sessions and is limited to 8 participants.  Sessions are facilitated by a Registered Psychotherapist and a Social Worker.

Program includes:
10 one hour sessions (with children)
1 thirty minute feedback appointment after completion of the group (with parent/s)

Dates:  Mondays, Jan 14 – Apr 1
(no group Feb 18, Mar 11)
Time:  6:15pm – 7:15pm
Cost: $15/session
Ages: 8-10

Online Registration: Click Here

Temper Temper!

Anger Management Group
Ages: 8-10                          
Starts: Mon Sep 24 – Dec 3
              (10 weekly sessions
not Oct 8)

Time: 6:15pm – 7:15pm
Reg Fee: $15/session

 *Limited enrolment
(max 8)

10 weekly sessions starting: Monday Sep 24, 2018

This treatment group helps children better understand their anger so they can make healthy and successful choices, and build strong relationships.

The group consists of 10 sessions and is limited to 8 participants.  Sessions are facilitated by a Registered Psychotherapist and a Social Worker.

Goals of the group include:

  • Identifying anger triggers
  • Taking responsibility for mistakes
  • Finding healthy wants to deal with provocation and avoid losing control
  • Stating feelings, learning steps to control anger, exploring consequences
  • Building a ‘tool box’ with strategies to self-regulate their feelings and behaviours

Program includes:
10 one hour sessions (with children)
1 thirty minute feedback appointment after completion of the group (with parent/s)

Dates: Mondays, September 24 – December 3
             (no group Oct 8)
Time:  6:15pm – 7:15pm
Cost:  $15/session
Ages:  8-10

Online Registration: CLICK HERE

Speak Peace

A Conflict Resolution Group
Ages: 11-13
Starts: Sat Apr 6 – May 11
(5 weekly sessions
not Apr 20)

Time: 10:15am – 11:15am
Reg Fee: $15/session

 *Limited enrolment
(max 8)

5 weekly sessions starting: Saturday Apr 6, 2019

This treatment group helps kids develop the skills needed to resolve conflict in healthy and helpful ways.

The group consists of 5 sessions and is limited to 8 participants.  Sessions are facilitated by a Registered Psychotherapist and a Social Worker.

Conflict-resolution skills are essential life skills.  They help individuals acquire and maintain relationships, make and maintain cohesive families, and increase the probability of attaining a job through communication and collaboration skills. They are pro-social skills which, in turn, increase achievement levels and improve resiliency. An additional benefit of having conflict-resolution skills is the enhancement of leadership capabilities.

Program includes:
5 one hour sessions (with children)
1 thirty minute feedback appointment after completion of the group (with parent/s)

Dates:  Saturdays, Apr 6 – May 11
              (no group Apr 20)
Time:  10:15am – 11:15am
Cost: $15/session
Ages: 11-13

Online Registration: Click Here

Chill Out

Overcoming Anxiety Group
Ages: 11-13                          
Starts: Fri Sep 28 – Dec 7
              (10 weekly sessions
not Oct 5)

Time: 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Reg Fee: $15/session

 *Limited enrolment
(max 8)

10 weekly sessions starting: Friday Sep 28, 2018

This treatment group is for children who experience issues with anxious/nervous feelings, thoughts or physical sensations.  Sessions will focus on introducing and practicing coping strategies.

The group consists of 10 sessions and is limited to 8 participants.  Sessions are facilitated by a Registered Psychotherapist and a Social Worker.

Goals of the group include:

  • Recognizing the symptom of anxiety
  • Learning alternate patterns of thinking and feeling
  • Practicing relaxation techniques

Program includes:
10 one hour sessions (with children)
1 thirty minute feedback appointment after completion of the group (with parent/s)

Dates:  Fridays, Sep 28 – Dec 7
             (no group Oct 5)
Time:  7:30pm – 8:30pm
Cost: $15/session
Ages: 11-13

Online Registration: CLICK HERE

Invincible Girls

Self-esteem For Girls
Ages: 11-14                          
Starts: Sat Sep 22 – Oct 27
             (5 weekly sessions
not Oct 6)

Time: 10:15am – 11:15am   
Reg Fee: $15/session

 *Limited enrolment
(max 8)

5 weekly sessions starting: Saturday Sep 22, 2018

This treatment group helps empower girls through improving body confidence and self-esteem.

The group consists of 5 sessions and is limited to 8 participants.  Sessions are facilitated by a Registered Psychotherapist and a Social Worker.

Through fun and interactive activities, Invincible Girls shows girls that body confidence and self-esteem come from valuing their bodies, standing up to social pressures, and supporting others to become more body confident.

Program includes:
5 one hour sessions (with children)
1 thirty minute feedback appointment after completion of the group (with parent/s)

Dates:  Saturdays, Sep 22 – Oct 27
              (no group Oct 6)
Time:  10:15 – 11:15am
Cost: $15/session
Ages: 11-14

Online Registration: CLICK HERE

No Bullies Allowed

A Bullying Recovery Group
Ages: 10-12                          
Starts: Sat Jan 19 – Mar 30
             (8 weekly sessions
not Feb 16, Mar 9 & 16)

Time: 10:15am – 11:15am   
Reg Fee: $15/session

 *Limited enrolment
(max 8)

8 weekly sessions starting: Jan 19, 2018

Being a victim of bullying can destroy a young person’s self-worth. Being bullied can create anger, shame, anxiety, and isolation. Giving victims a voice through therapy can help them notice, share, and process painful feelings so they do not carry these challenges with them into adulthood.

Some victims of bullying benefit from group therapy where they can meet and relate to other kids in similar situations through support.

The group consists of 8 sessions and is limited to 8 participants.  Sessions are facilitated by a Registered Psychotherapist and a Social Worker.

Program includes:
8 one hour sessions (with children)
1 thirty minute feedback appointment after completion of the group (with parent/s)

Dates:  Saturdays, Jan 19 – Mar 30 
              (no group Feb 16, Mar 9 & 16)
Time:  10:15am – 11:15am
Cost: $15/session
Ages: 10-12

Online Registration: Click Here

Temper Temper!

Anger Management Group
Ages: 11-13                          
Starts: Mon Sep 24 – Dec 3
              (10 weekly sessions
not Oct 8)

Time: 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Reg Fee: $15/session

 *Limited enrolment
(max 8)

10 weekly sessions starting: Monday Sep 24, 2018

This treatment group helps children better understand their anger so they can make healthy and successful choices, and build strong relationships.

The group consists of 10 sessions and is limited to 8 participants.  Sessions are facilitated by a Registered Psychotherapist and a Social Worker.

Goals of the group include:

  • Identifying anger triggers
  • Taking responsibility for mistakes
  • Finding healthy wants to deal with provocation and avoid losing control
  • Stating feelings, learning steps to control anger, exploring consequences
  • Building a ‘tool box’ with strategies to self-regulate their feelings and behaviours

Program includes:
10 one hour sessions (with children)
1 thirty minute feedback appointment after completion of the group (with parent/s)

Dates: Mondays, September 24 – December 3
             (no group Oct 8)
Time:  7:30pm – 8:30pm
Cost:  $15/session
Ages:  11-13

Online Registration: CLICK HERE

Speak Peace

A Conflict Resolution Group
Ages: 8-10
Starts: Sat Apr 6 – May 11
(5 weekly sessions
not Apr 20)

Time: 9:00am – 10:00am
Reg Fee: $15/session

 *Limited enrolment
(max 8)

5 weekly sessions starting: Saturday Apr 6, 2019

This treatment group helps kids develop the skills needed to resolve conflict in healthy and helpful ways.

The group consists of 5 sessions and is limited to 8 participants.  Sessions are facilitated by a Registered Psychotherapist and a Social Worker.

Conflict-resolution skills are essential life skills.  They help individuals acquire and maintain relationships, make and maintain cohesive families, and increase the probability of attaining a job through communication and collaboration skills. They are pro-social skills which, in turn, increase achievement levels and improve resiliency. An additional benefit of having conflict-resolution skills is the enhancement of leadership capabilities.

Program includes:
5 one hour sessions (with children)
1 thirty minute feedback appointment after completion of the group (with parent/s)

Dates:  Saturdays, Apr 6 – May 11
              (no group Apr 20)
Time:  9:00am – 10:00am
Cost: $15/session
Ages: 8-10

Online Registration: Click Here

Mindfulness Magic

A Mindfulness Course For Kids
Ages: 8-12
Starts: Sat Jan 19 – Mar 30
(8 weekly sessions
not Feb 16, Mar 9 & 16)

Time: 9:00am – 10:00am
Reg Fee: $15/session

 *Limited enrolment
(max 8)

8 weekly sessions starting: Saturday Jan 19, 2019

This group teaches children mindfulness techniques. Mindfulness can help improve concentration, regulate emotions, and build self-confidence. Mindfulness also provides the opportunity to learn about our physical experiences and enhance the ability to self-soothe and relax. The practice of mindfulness promotes kindness, patience, and gratitude.

For many children with Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, mindfulness training has been shown to improve attention, focus, memory, self-understanding and self-acceptance.  In addition, mindfulness helps to alleviate anxiety by focusing on the present rather than worrying about the future.

Goals of the group include:

  • give tools to be able choose options other than anger, fear, anxiety, stress and disconnectedness
  • encourage positive emotions and self-esteem
  • improve emotional and cognitive awareness
  • increase focus on present situations

The group consists of 10 sessions and is limited to 8 participants.  Sessions are facilitated by a Registered Psychotherapist and a Social Worker.

Program includes:
8 one hour sessions (with children)
1 thirty minute feedback appointment after completion of the group (with parent/s)

Dates:  Saturday, Jan 19 – Mar 30
(no group Feb 16, Mar 9 & 16)
Time:  9:00am – 10:00am
Cost: $15/session
Ages: 8-12

Online Registration: Click Here

Chill Out

Overcoming Anxiety Group
Ages: 8-10
Starts: Fri Sep 28 – Dec 7
(10 weekly sessions
not Oct 5
)

Time: 6:15pm – 7:15pm
Reg Fee: $15/session

*Limited enrolment
(max 8)

10 weekly sessions starting: Friday Sep 28, 2018

This treatment group is for children who experience issues with anxious/nervous feelings, thoughts or physical sensations.  Sessions will focus on introducing and practicing coping strategies.

The group consists of 10 sessions and is limited to 8 participants.  Sessions are facilitated by a Registered Psychotherapist and a Social Worker.

Goals of the group include:

  • Recognizing the symptom of anxiety
  • Learning alternate patterns of thinking and feeling
  • Practicing relaxation techniques

Program includes:
10 one hour sessions (with children)
1 thirty minute feedback appointment after completion of the group (with parent/s)

Dates:  Fridays, Sep 28 – Dec 7
             (no group Oct 5)
Time:  6:15pm – 7:15pm
Cost: $15/session
Ages: 8-10

Online Registration: CLICK HERE

Shifting Gears

A Course For Kids in Change
Ages: 11-13
Starts: Mon Jan 14 – Apr 1
(10 weekly sessions
not Feb 18, Mar 11)

Time: 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Reg Fee: $15/session

 *Limited enrolment
(max 8)

10 weekly sessions starting: Monday Jan 14, 2019

This group is designed to support children who have experienced recent family change. Types of family change may include divorce, remarriage, moving, death of friend, family member or pet, a parent with a drug or alcohol problem, changing schools, incarceration of a family member or more.

Space is provided so that children can better understand their feelings related to the significant change they and/or their family is experiencing.  They are able to safely share how it impacts them and to process their feelings through play and activities.

The group consists of 10 sessions and is limited to 8 participants.  Sessions are facilitated by a Registered Psychotherapist and a Social Worker.

Program includes:
10 one hour sessions (with children)
1 thirty minute feedback appointment after completion of the group (with parent/s)

Dates:  Mondays, Jan 14 – Apr 1
(no group Feb 18, Mar 11)
Time:  7:30pm – 8:30pm
Cost: $15/session
Ages: 11-13

Online Registration: Click Here

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“The secret of a happy home is that members of the family learn to give and receive love.” -Billy Graham