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Taming Your Worry Dragon

Taming Your Worry Dragon

Carizon offers a unique group that teaches children to identify signs and triggers of anxiety. Taming Your Worry Dragon helps children to develop effective strategies and feel empowered to take control over their worries so that they can cope through difficult situations. The group if for children ages 9 – 12, and runs Tuesdays from 4:30 – 6 p.m. for 8 weeks beginning February 23rd. Registration required.

Empowering Seniors

Empowering Seniors

An eight week program designed for seniors in our community to connect with other seniors and experience support is being offered on Thursday mornings from February 11 – March 31 at Carizon Family and Community Services. Topics include: elder rights, safety planning and setting boundaries, resolving conflicts, Power of Attorney and future planning, community resources and supports, financial awareness and potential fraud. Registration required.

Trauma Informed Parenting Workshop

Trauma Informed Parenting Workshop

Winter educational workshops are being presented at Front Door for parents/caregivers of children and youth who have experienced and been impacted by trauma. The workshop objective is to assist participants in understanding and parenting their child from a trauma-informed perspective. Participants will leave the workshop with a tool kit of resources to support their learning.

Date: January 28, 2016
Time: 6-8pm
Location: 1770 King St. East, Kitchener

OR

Date: February 18, 2016
Time: 6-8pm
Location: 1770 King St. East, Kitchener

To Register: Contact 519-749-2932 and press 2 to speak with reception

Long and McQuade Support Music Therapy

Long and McQuade Support Music Therapy

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Long and McQuade held another successful fundraising drive this year during the holiday season, raising $6975 for music therapy at Carizon.  This was part of a cross-country Long & McQuade Music Therapy Fundraising initiative that raised over $150,000.

“Words are only one form of communication,” says Music Therapist and Child and Family Therapist Ainslie De Boer. “Some children find it challenging or even frightening to begin to describe their experiences in words. In music therapy, children use improvisation and song-writing as tools to connect with and communicate their feelings. Sharing musical experiences with another person builds a powerful therapeutic relationship that highlights the strengths of the child. These experiences alone build personal confidence and develop the child’s capacity to be in a supportive relationship. The child and music therapist can also bridge what is going on in the music to what is going on in the child’s life. Making these connections can be an important part of a child’s healing process!”

Carizon is so grateful to Long &MdQuade for leading this initiative and to their customers that have so generously supported the children in our programs that benefit from music therapy.

Upcoming Events

Winter Counselling Groups 2016

Winter Counselling Groups 2016

For Information or Registration
Please Call: (519) 743-6333

Trauma Informed Parenting Workshop

Trauma Informed Parenting Workshop

Educational Workshop at Front Door for parents/caregivers of children and youth who have experienced and been impacted by trauma.