The SCCFS Counselling Program offers group counselling services for children, youth and families impacted by complex trauma. SCCFS counselling groups address mental health and wellness using Indigenous modalities of helping and healing, and include regular participation from local traditional knowledge keepers and community Elders.
Topics for child and youth programming include: coping with stress, emotional and behavioural regulation, attachment and relationships, identity development and life transitions.
- Traditional Modalities of Self Care
- All My Relations – Belonging & Connection
- My Trauma Transformation Mask
- Indigenous Harm Reduction
Topics for family and caregiver programming include: parenting through trauma using culture and connection, fostering resiliency in Aboriginal children and youth, enhancing attachment and relationships with kids.
- Growing through Storytelling
- Indigenous Values of Attachment
- Raising Proud Indigenous Leaders
- Traditional Parenting Teachings
Clinical Counselling Support Services
The SCCFS Counselling program also offers clinical support to families seeking mental health services and can participate in the development of culturally informed mental health treatment planning. Children, youth and families waiting for mental health treatment services can connect with SCCFS Clinicians to learn strategies for: crisis response, stabilization and preparing for the healing journey.