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Groups & Workshops for Young People & Caregivers

HN REACH offers both virtual and in-person group programs and workshops for children, youth and their parents or caregivers on an as needed basis. Groups help children and youth who are working through common problems to find solutions and build support with others. Parents/caregivers can choose from on-going weekly groups as well as  multi-week curriculum based groups.  Please continue to check our Upcoming Events for information about groups.

Groups & Workshops for Young People

The March Break Challenge is for youth ages 7-11 to learn about mental fitness through a series of daily fun activities throughout the week. There are three parts to the Challenge. Two virtual meetings and the practice through the week. Youth will be provided with an activity box containing different mental fitness activities.

Before March Break:

Thursday March 9, 2023

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us on Zoom to learn about Mental Fitness and how it helps with your overall well-being!

March Break:

March 13 - 17, 2023

Over March Break practice a Mental Fitness

skill from your surprise calendar!!

After March Break:

Thursday March 23, 2023

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet once again to share about your experiences!!!

ELIGIBILITY: Ages 7-11 - Free to youth in Haldimand, Norfolk, and Neighbouring Communities - Space is limited

COST: Free

For more information or to register call:

519-587-2441 or 1-800-265-8087 x350

This expression session is offered virtually via the ZOOM Platform, an activity box will be provided with all materials. Caregiver participation required.

​Building Resiliency For EveryBODY

Registration now closed as group is at capacity!

This group provides a safe, non-judgmental place for youth ages 14-17 to learn skills to challenge and cope with societal pressures and unrealistic messages about beauty standards and body image. Together, we will explore new ways to think and relate to yourself, including exposing the effects of diet culture, exercise culture, weight stigma, and social media.

DATES: January 30, February 6, February 13, February 27, March 6, 2023

4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

LOCATION: In-person at HN REACH Main Office in Townsend

Eligibility:

FREE to youth in Haldimand & Norfolk and Neighbouring Communities who identify female or non-binary

COST: Free

To register call:

Contact HN 519-587-2441 or 1-800-265-8087 x350

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Child & Youth Mental Fitness Series

The Mental Fitness Series teaches youth specific skills to maintain and grow their mental health.

Book 2: Have You Filled A Bucket Today? by: Carol McCloud

Join Child Clinical Therapist Caroline Sharpe RP as she reads: “Have You Filled A Bucket Today?”. Followed by a fun craft.

Date: February 16, 2023

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Hagersville Public Library, 13 Alma Street S., Hagersville, ON

Eligibility: Ages 6 - 11

Space is limited

Cost: Free to youth ages 6-11 and their caregivers.

To register call: 289-674-0400

Child & Youth Mental Fitness Series

Expression Sessions!

The Mental Fitness Series teaches youth specific skills to maintain and grow their mental health through fun and engaging activities.

Building & Honouring Relationships

With special guests Suzie Miller & Nikki Shawama

Drawing from the teachings of the Two Row Wampum, this virtual expression session teaches youth strategies about growing and being in healthy relationships while making their own Two Row Wampum backpack accessory.

DATE: Monday April 3rd, 2023

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

ELIGIBILITY: Ages 7-11 - Free to youth in Haldimand, Norfolk, and Neighbouring Communities - Space is limited

COST: Free

For more information or to register call:

519-587-2441 or 1-800-265-8087 x350

This expression session is offered virtually via the ZOOM Platform, an activity box will be provided with all materials. Caregiver participation required.

Child & Youth Mental Fitness Series

Expression Sessions!

The Mental Fitness Series teaches youth specific skills to grow and maintain their mental health through fun and engaging activities.

Building & Honouring Friendship

With special guest Suzie Miller

Drawing from the teachings of the Covenant Chain (Friendship Wampum), this virtual expression session teaches youth strategies about making and honouring friendships.

NEW DATE: Monday April 12, 2023

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

ELIGIBILITY: Ages 7-11 - Free to youth in Haldimand, Norfolk, and Neighbouring Communities - Space is limited

COST: Free

For more information or to register call:

519-587-2441 or 1-800-265-8087 x350

This expression session is offered virtually via the ZOOM Platform, an activity box will be provided with all materials. Caregiver participation required.

Child & Youth Mental Fitness Series

Expression Sessions!

The Mental Fitness Series teaches youth specific skills to grow and maintain their mental health through fun and engaging activities.

Building Gratitude

With special guest Suzie Miller

Gratitude is about being thankful for the things in life and showing appreciation for them. It’s a way of thinking and world view that is linked to happiness. This expression session helps children to grow and practice gratitude.

NEW DATE:

Monday April 26, 2023

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

ELIGIBILITY: Ages 7-11 - Free to youth in Haldimand, Norfolk, and Neighbouring Communities - Space is limited

COST: Free

For more information or to register call:

519-587-2441 or 1-800-265-8087 x350

This expression session is offered virtually via the ZOOM Platform, an activity box will be provided with all materials. Caregiver participation required.

**REGISTRATION CLOSED**

Temper Tamer Group (age 7 to 11)

“Temper Tamers” is a virtual group for children between the ages of 7 and 11 and their caregivers which assists with concerns about anger, aggression and hostility in the family.

Is TEMPER ruining your family fun?

Is TEMPER causing you, your child or others problems?

Do you and your child want to be “in charge” of TEMPER instead of TEMPER being “in charge” of you?

If you answered YES to these questions, you may be interested in signing up for the 8 week Virtual Temper Taming Group.

Space is limited!

All families receive an activity box with fun weekly projects.

Dates:

Starting: January 18 to March 8, 2023

Wednesdays: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

The Caregiver Workshop on January 12th, 2022 is for Parents & Caregivers only from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and is required to enroll in the group.

Eligibility:

Parents/caregivers of children living in Haldimand and Norfolk.

This workshop is offered virtually via the Zoom platform. Wifi and a free Zoom account is required.

Cost: Free

To register call:

Contact HN 519-587-2441 or 1-800-265-8087 x350

Once registered a group lead will contact you to discuss the group and answer any questions you
might have.

​AFFIRM

NEW DATES COMING SOON!

Do you identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ or questioning?

HN REACH’s AFFIRM is offering an 8 week group for 2SLGBTQIA+ youth ages 12-18 who would like to learn coping skills and build healthy supports to deal with stigma.

    Program Goals:

    1. To decrease unhelpful thoughts rooted in stigma & homophobia/transphobia to feel better about oneself and life
    2. To cope in ways that affirms identity and supports healthy behaviors/actions.
    3. Increase awareness of/build upon affirming social supports
    4. Will have a toolbox of strategies to draw from.

    Eligibility: FREE to youth in Haldimand & Norfolk and Neighbouring Communities who identify as gender diverse/gender non-conforming

    Space is limited

    Next group:

    Starting: TBD

    This group will be offered virtually via the Zoom with some in-person options

    Limited spaces

    To make a referral call Contact HN at 519.587.2441 or 1.800.265.8087 x350

    About AFFIRM

    AFFIRM is a CBT psychoeducational group tailored to better support 2SLGBTQIA+ participants. AFFIRM is based on the principles of affirming
    sexual and gender diversity, recognizing 2SLGBTQIA+ specific sources of stress, and providing affirming and trauma-informed service delivery.
    The Affirm program is an evidence-based approach developed by Shelley Craig and Ashley Austin at the University of Toronto.

    Reference:

    Craig, S. L. & Austin, A. (2019). Affirmative Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning
    and Queer+ (LGBTQ+) Populations: Intervention Manual. University of Toronto.

    The Surf Club:

    A Virtual MINDFULNESS Club for Teenagers

    NEW DATES COMING SOON!

    Learn skills to surf the waves of stress!

    Being a teenager can be stressful with many ups and downs. Whether dealing with school, friendships, or dating, the teen years are challenging. But, did you know that using mindfulness skills can really boost your enjoyment of the good times and provide you with a way to handle the difficult times?

    In the Surf Club you will learn and practice key mindfulness skills that can help you ride out the waves of stress, soak up the good stuff in life, and allow you to tap into your own abilities; perhaps ones you didn’t even know you had!

    Mindfulness is paying attention to what you’re thinking, feeling, and experiencing. It doesn’t have to take a lot of time. There are a lot of ways you can do it, and a lot of ways it can be helpful for your mind, body, and relationships. Mindfulness teaches us how to be present, aware,
    compassionate, and non-judgmental. These values aren’t tied to a specific belief system, and can be helpful for people with various beliefs.

    Date: TBD

    6:00 PM-7:30 PM

    Eligibility: Ages 1417 years old at time of referral

    Space is limited

    The Club meets virtually via the Zoom platform.

    Cost: FREE to youth in Haldimand, Norfolk, and Neighbouring Communities

    To register call: Contact H-N 1-519-587-2441 ext. 350 or 1-800-265-8087 ext. 350

    Groups & Workshops for Parents and Caregivers

    NEW DATES COMING SOON!

    Caregivers in Haldimand, Norfolk and neighbouring communities please join us to explore the skills of Emotion Coaching (from Emotion Focus Family Therapy) to help:

    • Support your child’s emotion regulation

    • Improve your relationship with your child

    • Set up appropriate limits at any age

    Dates:

    October 21st, 28th and Nov. 4th 2022,

    Fridays: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Space is limited

    This workshop is offered virtually via the Zoom platform

    Eligibility:

    Parents/caregivers of children living in Haldimand and Norfolk

    Cost: Free

    To register call:

    Contact HN 519-587-2441 or 1-800-265-8087 x350

    Positive Discipline In Everyday Parenting (In-Person Group)

    Date: Thursdays April 6 - May 25, 2023 6:00-7:30pm- In person program

    Location: EarlyON Child and Family Centre - Caledonia

    Want to raise your child, not your voice? Our problem solving model promotes healthy child development and strong parent-child relationships for parents/caregivers with children up to the age of 6.

    For more information visit www.positivedisciplineeveryday.com

    To register call Barb at 519-587-2441 or 1-800-265-8087 Ext. 405

    Positive Discipline In Everyday Parenting (In-Person Group)

    Date: Wednesdays February 22 - April 12, 2023

    12:30 - 2:00pm- In person program

    Location: EarlyON Child and Family Centre - Simcoe

    Want to raise your child, not your voice? Our problem solving model promotes healthy child development and strong parent-child relationships for parents/caregivers with children up to the age of 6.

    For more information visit www.positivedisciplineeveryday.com

    To register call Barb at 519-587-2441 or 1-800-265-8087 Ext. 405

    Positive Discipline In Everyday Parenting (In-Person Group)

    Date: Thursdays, March 23 -May 18 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    In person

    Location: Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation (MCFN) EarlyON Child and Family Centre Hagersville (On-site child care provided)

    This group is offered in partnership with Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation

    Want to raise your child, not your voice? Our problem solving model promotes healthy child development and strong parent-child relationships for parents/caregivers with children up to the age of 6.

    For more information visit www.positivedisciplineeveryday.com

    To register call Barb at 519-587-2441 or 1-800-265-8087 Ext. 405

    Positive Discipline In Everyday Parenting (VIRTUAL GROUP)

    Date: Wednesdays February 22 - April 12, 2023

    6:00 - 7:30 pm

    Location: Attend virtually from the comfort of home.

    Want to raise your child, not your voice? Our problem solving model promotes healthy child development and strong parent-child relationships for parents/caregivers with children up to the age of 6.

    For more information visit www.positivedisciplineeveryday.com

    To register call Barb at 519-587-2441 or 1-800-265-8087 Ext. 40

    Moms get together weekly to talk about things that matter to them including relationships, parenting, and
    friendships. This group is currently being offered in a virtual format.

    Date: Wednesdays 1:00 - 3:00 pm from September until June.

    Location: EarlyON Child and Family Centre- in Simcoe

    Eligibility: Parents/caregivers of children ages 0 to 6

    Cost: Free

    To register for a Parenting Group

    Call the Parenting Program Facilitator at 519-587-2441 or 1-800-265-8087 Ext 405

    Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Caregiver Support Group

    The objectives of the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Caregiver Support Group are to:

    • Establish a safe environment to discuss experiences of living with an individual with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
    • Reduce isolation by facilitating caregiver connections
    • Assist each other in becoming advocates
    • Develop skills that assist in understanding and managing the needs of an individual with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
    • Provide a forum for resources and discussion

    Cost
    Free

    Eligibility
    Anyone supporting a person living with an FASD is welcome

    To make a referral
    Call 519-587-2441 or 1-800-265-8087 Ext 274

    The Agency endeavours to provide a Scent-Free environment for the safety and comfort of all. Please refrain from the use of scented products when attending any of our sites and/or programs.
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