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Specialized Programs

Sexual Abuse Intervention Program (SAIP)

SAIP offers an intensive therapeutic and educative service to children aged three to nineteen years who have experienced sexual abuse, as well as offering support to their families. SAIP also provides assessment and treatment for children aged twelve and under that exhibits sexual behavior problems. Intervention methods are strength-based and child-focused, using a variety of expressive therapies and counseling approaches. Children and youth may be referred by their families, community members or professionals.

SAIP offers a sexuality clinic for any youth or adult in the community who wants to learn more about normal sexual development, responding to sexual abuse disclosures or information about sexual behavioral problems. A lending library is available at no charge. Appointments for a confidential meeting may be arranged at any time.

Funded by Ministry of Children and Family Development.

 

Child & Youth Mental Health (CYMH)

Three psycho-educational groups are offered each year for children aged seven to twelve years old who have anxiety-related problems. The group entitled ‘Creating Calm - a group for kids’ is an approach that empowers children to learn coping methods to manage stress and worry in more productive ways. Parents are a key component of the program and are enlisted as coaches to support their children’s progress at home. Groups run for 8 - 10 weeks and are separated into two age groups: 7- 9 years old and 10 – 12 years old.

Funded by Ministry of Children and Family Development.

 

Community Based Victim Services

Two distinct aspects. Open referral and no cost:

  1. Sexual Assault Services:
    Serves male and female victims of child sexual abuse, sexual assault, and historical abuse survivors. Contact Isabel McKinnon at 250-338-7575 local 224 for more information.
  2. Dometic Violence Unit:
    Serves both male and female victims of domestic violence, harassment and stalking cases. Contact Jennifer Woods at 250-338-7575 local 226 for more information.

Both programs provide crisis intervention, ongoing support, information and counseling and referral options. Also provides accompaniment to hospital, RCMP and court.