Women's Services, Inasmuch House, Learning Effective Anti Violence in Families
|Early Years Information|
|Early Years Headings||Children’s mental health agency ; Children's Health ; Health and wellness ; Mutual support/participant run group|
|Location, Telephone & Internet|
|Located In Community||Hamilton Central|
|Office Phone||905-529-8149 Ext 122|
|Mailing Address||PO Box 368 |
Hamilton, ON L8L 7W2
|Primary Executive||Pastor Edward Raddatz, Executive Director|
|Description & Services|
|Description||The Learning Effective Anti-Violence for Families (LEAF) program is aimed at children (4-16 yrs) who witness domestic violence/woman abuse * The purpose of the program is to provide women and children with a safe place to discuss the impact of abuse on their lives * The LEAF program offers a flexible schedule of group programs for children * Professional facilitators explore issues such as: |
* What is abuse?
* Creating a Safety Plan
* Identifying Feelings
* Abuse Prevention
* Building Self-Esteem
* Family Changes
* Anger Management
* Conflict Resolutions
* Dating Violence (where age appropriate)
The children are exposed to a range of activities and mediums through which they can explore the impact that the abuse has had on their lives. LEAF groups aim to break the cycle of abuse.
There are no fees attached to participation in the LEAF program. Child care is available and the groups are conducted in accessible environments. Cultural interpretation is available, as required.
|Hours||Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm (some evenings until 9 pm)|
|Areas Served||Hamilton (City of)|
|Boundaries||The City of Hamilton including Ancaster, Dundas, Flamborough, Glanbrook, Hamilton and Stoney Creek|
|Eligibility||Ages: 4 year(s) - 16 year(s) |
Women who have experienced abuse by their partners; children and teens who have witnessed abuse, teens who have experienced dating violence.
|Languages||English ; Interpretive Services|
|Meetings||Call for dates and times|
|Service Categories||Dating Violence Prevention ~ Adolescents ; Family Violence Prevention ; Group Counselling ~ Adolescents ~ Children of Assaulted Women/Men ; Group Counselling ~ Children of Assaulted Women/Men|