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Child, Youth & Family Program

When a child has experienced interpersonal trauma in the form of sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, domestic violence and/or bullying, the entire family can be impacted. The Child, Youth and Family Program is a family-centered, strength-based service for children ages 3-18 and their caregivers that develops and reinforces the family and support systems surrounding the child.  Using a variety of modalities such as Trauma Focused-CBT, Somatic Experiencing , and EMDR, individual therapy builds upon the strengths and resources that exist within the child, the family and their environment.

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Adult Program

Cedar Centre’s Adult Program is designed for people who have experienced interpersonal childhood trauma.  This service involves individual trauma therapy and group therapy, and begins with our Skills Training in Affect and Interpersonal Regulation (STAIR) Group. The group is a 10-week, mixed-gender, psycho-education group which offers practical skills to help participants increase emotional regulation and build stronger relationships. The STAIR group is a foundational component of our program, in that the group must be completed for participants to move on to the next phase of our services.

Once the STAIR group is complete, participants begin Individual Therapy with a Cedar Centre therapist. Trauma therapy enables participants to address specific themes related to their trauma and uses approaches including Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, CBT and DBT.  During individual therapy, participants will also take part in at least one Resourced and Resilient Group. This 10-week, gender-specific group offers enriched psycho-education about trauma, and allows the opportunity for participants to process how symptoms of childhood trauma continue to impact the present.

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Outreach and Prevention Program

Cedar Centre’s Outreach and Prevention Program provides information, resources and public presentations to community groups, schools and helping professionals related to the issue of interpersonal violence with a particular focus on Childhood Sexual Abuse. Cedar Centre’s Speakers Bureau is a tremendous asset to this program and provides the opportunity for public presentations by individuals who have completed Cedar Centre’s Adult Program and are committed to sharing their important perspective of lived experience.