Workshops for Personal Growth

Workshops for the General Public

Family Plus/Life Solutions offers skill-building and therapeutic programs in a group setting, with a qualified facilitator. We offer a number of programs that may be of assistance.

Women’s Survivor Support Group

The Women Survivors Support Group (WSG): A Support Group for Adult Women Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse and/or Sexual Assault is a 10-week closed, support group. The Support Group provides a safe and supportive environment for adult women survivors to begin to address the impacts of sexual violence on their lives and relationships and move towards a healthy and fulfilling future.A group for adult women survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse and/or Sexual Assault

Mondays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Taking registrations for Spring 2019
10 sessions facilitated by TBA

Men’s Survivor Support Group

A Support Group for Adult Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse is a 10-week closed, psycho-educational support group. The group will provide a safe and supportive environment for adult male survivors to begin to address the impacts of childhood sexual abuse through skill-building activities and therapeutic support rooted in an approach that addresses men’s unique experiences. Group meetings will focus on the following topics: understanding impacts of male childhood sexual abuse; addressing crisis and establishing safety; shame; anger and rage; relationships; sexuality and intimate relationships; depression, anxiety and addictions; grief, and moving forward. This group aims to reduce men’s isolation by providing opportunities for learning through supporting and witnessing the struggles and growth of peers; to help men in recognizing and normalizing the impacts of childhood sexual abuse; and to help men develop healthier coping strategies and support networks.A group for Adult Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Date and times TBD
Taking registrations for Fall 2019
8 weeks facilitated by Jason Cook and Todd Cormier

HOPE – Healing and Overcoming Through Personal Empowerment

HOPE – Healing and Overcoming Through Personal Empowerment
Groups for Children and Non-offending Parents of all ages who have been affected by Sexual Abuse
Group treatment and Counselling families when a child/teen has experienced sexual abuse will provide positive reconstruction of the family since the trauma. To instill HOPE in the victim and family members so they ALL can move past and beyond the abuse.

HOPE groups aim to instill HOPE in the child/teen that has experienced sexual abuse or exploitation. A group treatment setting allows children to recognize that he/she is not alone and that there is HOPE that he/she can move beyond the abuse.

Children’s Group – Mondays, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Start date: Spring 2019
8 weeks facilitated by TBD

Teen’s Group – Wednesdays, 4:30 – 6:00 pm
Start date: Spring 2019
8 weeks facilitated by Anne Daley and Erin Kelly

Parent Support Group
Taking registrations for Spring 2019
8 weeks facilitated by Anita Hitchcock

All programs are held at the offices of Family Plus/Life Solutions at:

199 Chesley Drive, Suite 204
Saint John, NB

Please call 506. 634. 8295 ext 234 for more information or to register.

Family Plus/Life Solutions has been serving the Saint John area since 1929. The Agency is a private, not-for-profit organization helping men, women, children and families manage the challenges of today’s living conditions.