Interpretive services are available.
The following are Family Services of Peel's Abuse Prevention programs:
Children who have Experienced/Witnessed Violence
This program aims at working with children who have either experienced or witnessed violence. The philosophy of the program recognizes that parent/child is not a cause of violence and abuse directed at children and that in a parent/child relationship, children do not instigate or cause violence or abuse themselves. With parental/guardian consent, children can receive counselling individually, without a parent being present in the session. The goals of counselling are to help manage the effects of abuse, increase coping capacities and develop strategies for managing on a daily basis.
Immediate Intervention Services
The primary philosophy of this program is to ensure that there is immediate access to services for men, women and children who are experiencing/have experienced or have witnessed any form of emotional, psychological, financial, sexual, physical abuse, and any form of coercive control. In addition, there is focus on the immediate needs of clients who have experienced a life event that has precipitated a crisis. These include:
Clients are entitled to six (6) free counselling sessions and there is no wait list for this particular service.
Please click here to see our Intermediate Intervention Services brochure
New Beginnings Group
The New Beginnings Group is a therapeutic group for women who are currently in, or have been in an abusive relationship with a male spouse or partner. The group offers women an opportunity to assume responsibility for maintaining their own safety and to begin addressing the relinquishing of responsibility for the abuse.
The group is provided at Family Services of Peel’s Mississauga office.
Partner Assault Response / Turning Point
This provincially approved program addresses violence in intimate partner relationships with two primary goals:
1) To enhance victim safety.
2) To increase the offender accountability.
The program is an integrated intervention that works with the participants and their partners or former partners. The philosophy of the program is that as men and women participate in the group, there will be a reduction and/or an end to their violent behaviour in their intimate partner relationships and an increased sense of safety and well-being for the partners/former partners and children who experience and/or witness abuse.
Peel Elder Abuse Support Program
This program is a collaboration of Family Services of Peel and the Distress Centre of Peel. This joint partnership is to inform and provide community outreach through education, supports and services to individuals seeking information in regards to elder abuse.
The program is designed to work with seniors and their concerned family and friends in the Region of Peel, who have been exploited, abused and are experiencing various types of challenges and struggles.
Safer Families Program
This program is a partnership between Family Services of Peel, Peel Children’s Aid Society and Catholic Family Services of Peel-Dufferin. The goal is to provide an effective and supportive response for families who are involved in the child welfare system due to children’s exposure to domestic violence.
South Asian Seniors Program
In this program, Family Services of Peel provides:
Therapy includes support, information and exploration of personal, systematic and environmental dynamics, reflections, problem solving, crisis intervention, referral and advocacy.
Similar to the Violence Against Women program, services are provided to senior women (over 55 years old) that have experienced violence.
For more information on these programs or to book an appointment,
please call 905-453-5775.