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Group Programs

Please contact the Kelowna Family Centre at 250-860-3181 if you have any questions about our programs.  View all dates for group programs on calendar.

The Fall Schedule is available here.

There are no fees for our group services but you may be asked to pay a nominal fee for materials.


Children’s Groups

Children & Change

The Children & Change Group is a 6-8 session group for children aged 5-12 years (children will be grouped into age appropriate sessions) who have experienced their parents’ separation or divorce. Topics include feelings, loss and change, loyalty and “being in the middle”, hopes and wishes, and self-esteem. Children experience separation in different ways than adults and may be reacting with anger, profound sadness, anxiety, guilt or confusion. They may be showing signs of sleep problems, regression, school difficulties, over achievement, aggression, aligning with one parent over the other. Through this fun, interactive process, kids get a chance to use art, games, discussion, and other activities to explore the changes in their lives. Please phone the Kelowna Family Centre for more information or to register your child(ren).


Lowering Anxiety Through Self-Regulation: A Course For Children Aged 6-12

ANXIETY…the fastest growing mental illness in children and youth today can be dealt with effectively and non-invasively…

Each course is 8 sessions long, with the 1st, 5th & 8th classes offered to parents only to provide support for parents. Classes run throughout the year. Please contact Kelowna Family Centre to place your child on the wait list.

Adult Groups

Parenting Wisely

Parenting Wisely is a group for parents who wish to understand their children better and learn new and effective parenting skills. These skills are taught by a child and youth counsellor using video scenarios and handouts on the latest research-backed strategies. The course addresses common difficulties that families experience during childhood and adolescence. In addition to the course materials, group members are encouraged to share their own parenting challenges and skills so that each parent can learn new ways of parenting with success. Please phone the Kelowna Family Centre for more information or to register.


Reaching Older Women (ROW)

Reaching out to women 50 and older who have experienced or are currently experiencing relationship abuse. Please contact the Kelowna Family Centre if you are interested in speaking to the counsellor about this group.


Lowering Anxiety Through Self-Regulation for Adults * New

This is a five-week course for adults experiencing anxiety in their day to day lives. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health illness in Canada. This course is led by a professional counsellor and will provide tools and strategies to help you manage and reduce symptoms of anxiety. The course is $100.00 which has been subsidized by generous donations.


Women & Wellness

Women and Wellness is a group series for women in the community of all ages and backgrounds. This safe, non-judgmental group encompasses a strengths-based, feminist approach and encourages women to develop their wellness and sense of self. In addition, the group incorporates various forms of creative expression (e.g., painting, photography, coloring, and collaging) and promotes activities, strategies, and tools to help women reach their full potential! It also provides a safe space for discussion and reflection. TED Talks, YouTube clips, news articles, stories, songs, and even current events may provide some of the content. Please phone the Kelowna Family Centre for more information, or to register for the next Women and Wellness series. 

Drop-in Groups

Finding Our Voices Drop-In Group

This is a safe non-judgmental counselling group for women exploring abuse and unhealthy patterns in partner relationships or from childhood. Topics are varied, and can include breaking the cycle, deciding whether/how to leave or stay in a relationship, boundaries, anger, trust, anxiety, depression, parenting, developing healthier present day relationships and healing and thriving after abuse. The group is held Friday mornings from 9:30-11:30 am and new women can join any week. Women are asked to come ½ hour early the first time they attend. Please phone if you have any questions or need more information.


Men’s Drop-In Group (Stress and Anger)

A weekly drop-in group for men who want support and education in dealing with anger and stress in their relationships. This program takes place at Kelowna Family Centre on Monday’s from September to June at 5:30 pm. Please phone the Kelowna Family Centre for more information. No pre-registration required. This group does not take place in July & August.


Men’s Drop-In group (Relationships)

A weekly drop-in group for those who want support and education in dealing with relationships. This program takes place at Kelowna Family Centre on Wednesday’s from September to June at 6:00 pm. Please phone the Kelowna Family Centre for more information. No pre-registration required. This group does not take place in July & August.

 

 

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