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Self Esteem & Awareness

A group developed to assist women who have suffered from abuse and violence to learn to love and accept themselves as they are.

This group focusses on:

  • Loving and accepting yourself
  • Recognizing no one is perfect
  • Forgiving yourself
  • Increasing positive thoughts
  • Strengths
  • Defining Assertiveness
  • Setting boundaries and following your instincts
  • Anger solutions
  • Conflict Resolution

Moving Forward

A group created for all women who have left or are leaving an abusive relationship. This group covers topics designed to help women understand abuse.

Some topics include:

  • The Cycle of Abuse
  • Types of Abuse
  • Are you experiencing abuse
  • The effects of abuse on women
  • Establishing a plan to heal from abuse

Family Court Workshop

A series of 4 Family Law Information Workshops for abused women with family law issues.

  • Getting Started: Overview of Family Law and Family Court Process
  • Working Effectively with your Lawyer
  • Presenting Evidence of Abuse
  • How to Complete Court Documents

Choices

The Choices Program has been presented by WIC staff and SSMP or OPP since 2006.

This program provides:

  • Education for youth about the differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships.
  • Tools to recognize warning signs and red flags of abusive relationships.

The program is generally aimed at Grade 9 students as a part of their mandatory Health Curriculum. However in the last few years this program has been expanding and is now being presented to youth and adults who attend other community programs.

The Choices Program is a partnership between Women In Crisis (Algoma) Inc., Sault Ste. Marie Police Services, Ontario Provincial Police Services, Algoma District School Board, and the Huron Superior Catholic District School Board.

When Love Hurts

A Women’s Guide to Understanding Abuse in Relationships

This group follows the chapters of the book “When Love Hurts”, while also engaging in discussion and appropriate activities to expound upon the material covered. The chapters of the book are as follows:

  • Am I experiencing abuse?
  • What is the Cycle of Abuse?
  • How do I experience the Cycle of Abuse?
  • What are the different types of abuse?
  • What’s the abuse doing to me?
  • Am I responsible for the abuse?
  • Why is my partner abusive?
  • What’s this doing to my kids?
  • Am I getting the support I need?
  • Should I leave him?
  • How do I heal from the abuse?