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Groups for Children, Youth & Families

REACH offers group programs for children, youth and their families on an as needed basis. Groups help children and youth who are working through common problems to find solutions and build support with others.  Please continue to check our Upcoming Events for information about groups.

Temper Tamers (7-11)

This group is for children who have some difficulties “taming” their temper. The group operates each week for 8 weeks and provides group members with the opportunity to learn and practice new skills to express their feelings and tame their temper. Parent involvement at the beginning and end of the group helps parents and caregivers to learn new ideas that they can use at home.

Group is available to children 7 to 11 years of age who have difficulties with temper.


To get started
Call 519-587- 2441 or 1-800- 265-8087 and ask for “Contact” at Ext 350


Choices is an interactive group program for youth, age 12-17, that focuses on problem solving, decision making, values, self-confidence, communication skills, conflict resolution and assertiveness. The program is designed to assist young people to clarify their own values and in making pro-social choices.

Groups are offered at various time and locations and may also be tailored to address specific concerns of the group.

Choices is a voluntary program for youth age 12-17 living in Haldimand or Norfolk, who may benefit from assistance in areas such as:

  • Conflict with, or risk of conflict with the law
  • Difficulties with behaviour at school
  • Using drugs or alcohol
  • Having little organized leisure activity or personal interests
  • Having trouble with anger and temper, and/or physical aggression


To make a referral
Call 519-587- 2441 or toll free at 1-800- 265-8087 Ext and ask for a Choices referral.

Parenting Groups

Through a variety of parent education and support groups the family unit is strengthened by creating learning opportunities which build confidence, competence and connection. Our facilitated groups are community-based and are located throughout Haldimand and Norfolk at designated EarlyON Child and Family Centres.

Parents/caregivers can choose from on-going weekly groups as well as 6 or 8 week curriculum based groups:

Moms Talk
A weekly support group for moms. Moms get together to talk about things that matter to them including relationships, parenting, feeling alone and friendships. Participants join a facilitated group to discuss the issues that matter to them. Children participate in a structured program. Snacks and transportation provided.

This group is held every Wednesday from September until June at the EarlyON Child and Family Centre located in Simcoe.

Parents/caregivers of children ages 0 to 6

Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting
Positive discipline is an approach to parenting that teaches children and guides their behaviour, while respecting their rights to healthy development, protection from violence and participation in their learning. Positive discipline is based in research on children’s healthy development and effective parenting, and founded on child rights principles.

Parents/caregivers of children ages 0 to 6

Beyond the Basics
Learn new approaches to parenting through play-based learning, discussion and problem solving.

A group for parents with children 0 to 6 years involved with the Children’s Aid Society.

Put confidence into your parenting by building positive skills to address your child’s challenging behaviours.

Parents/caregivers of children ages 0 to 6

COPEing with Toddler Behaviour
Parents learn strategies for continuing to build the attachment relationship with their toddler. These strategies assist in reducing parent child conflict.

Parents/caregivers of toddler aged children

Right from the Start
An attachment based program for parents of infants. Parents learn to: read baby’s cues, respond appropriately, follow baby’s lead in play and feel more confident in their role as parents.

Parents/caregivers of newborn children


To make a referral to a Parenting Group
Call the Parenting Program Facilitator at 519-587-2441 or 1-800-265-8087 Ext 405

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