43 years of promoting the safety of women, children, and youth in the Alberni Valley.

Alberni Childrens Victim Services PEACE Program Room

Children's Supportive Counselling

P.E.A.C.E. Program: Prevention, Education, Advocacy, Counselling & Empowerment.

T: 250-736-0706
C: 250-206-1108
E: celines@sagehavensociety.org

Our children’s counsellor provides individual supportive counselling and group education for children and youth, ages 3 through 18 years, who have been exposed to family violence and other relationship violence.

The primary goals of the program are:

  • To support children/youth to feel safe, respected, valued, and heard
  • To support parents/caregivers to feel respected, empowered, confident, and effective
  • To support children/youth and their parents/caregivers establish a healthy relationship and ways of communicating
  • To reduce isolation, and to let children/youth know that they are not alone
  • To identify and develop social skills and strategies
  • To educate non-violent ways of resolving conflict
  • To support emotional health and self-esteem
  • To view emotions and responses not as pathological, but rather as a natural response to traumatic events.