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The Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation Supports Individuals of Elevated Risk

The Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation Supports Individuals of Elevated Risk

Carizon is pleased to announce that The Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation has awarded the agency a Smart and Caring Community Grant to assist us in furthering the working of Connectivity Kitchener, serving Kitchener, Waterloo, Wilmot, Woolwich and Wellesley. Connectivity brings health and social service agencies and Waterloo Region Police Service to a weekly meeting to proactively address situations of elevated risk and mobilize supports in a timely and collaborative approach.

Connectivity aligns with The KWCF’s commitment to build our sense of belonging through collaboration. Connectivity is helping to strengthen families’ and individuals’ sense of belonging by connecting them to treatment and supports they need.

Regional Strategy Launched on FASD Awareness Day!

Regional Strategy Launched on FASD Awareness Day!

September 9th is FASD Awareness Day – a time to remind everyone that there is no safe time, and no safe amount of alcohol consumption in pregnancy. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is the term used to describe the range of birth defects caused by alcohol use in pregnancy. When a pregnant woman drinks alcohol it crosses the placenta and can affect the developing brain and organs of the unborn baby. 50% of pregnancies are unplanned so it is critical that anyone who might get pregnant goes alcohol free. If you drink alcohol, always use a reliable form of birth control to prevent an alcohol exposed pregnancy.

Organizations and individuals from across Waterloo Region have developed an integrated strategy to address FASD. Check it out on September 9th at www.FASDWaterlooRegion.ca. This strategy lays the framework for FASD prevention, assessment, intervention and support.

Carizon Fall 2016 Group Programs Announced

Carizon Fall 2016 Group Programs Announced

Carizon offers a wide range of group programs for men, women and youth. Fall 2016 group times are now scheduled. Registration is required for all groups, including groups with no fee. For more information on any group, please contact us at 519-743-6333. Unless otherwise indicated, group programs are based on a sliding fee scale. Course material charges may apply to some groups.

Carizon offers Summer Group for Students Transitioning to New Schools

Carizon offers Summer Group for Students Transitioning to New Schools

Changing schools can be a stressful and anxiety provoking experience for some students. The Leader in Me is a unique group that helps students to prepare for transitioning into a new school environment. Through fun, cooperative, indoor/ outdoor games and confidence building activities, students will develop leadership skills, improve their self esteem,and gain communication skills in order to build new relationships. Students will also learn effective strategies to decrease stress and to help them cope through new situations.

For Students Going into Grade 7 – August 8 – 12, 1 – 4 p.m.

For Students Going into Grade 9 – August 15 – 19, 1-4 p.m.

Upcoming Events

FASD Summer Camp

FASD Summer Camp

For children, ages 8-12, living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder to experience indoor and outdoor play, creativity, and skill development.

Summer 2016 Counselling Groups

Summer 2016 Counselling Groups

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.