All of the following groups are by self-referral.
To find upcoming dates of any of theses groups, visit our Groups Workshop & Programs page.
Or for more information on any of these groups, contact us.
Children are People too, for kids 7 – 12 yrs
If you know of a child who is impacted by a parent’s substance use, then this group may be a way for them to get valuable support. Our Children Are People Too group is a 7 week support group for children and/or teens who are struggling to deal with a parent’s drug or alcohol use. The group is facilitated by one of our Substance Use Program counsellors. Participants gain an understanding about addiction and learn to appreciate that they are not at fault or responsible for their parent’s addiction issues, nor is it something that the youth can control or change.
Positive Parenting Workshops, for parents of children 5 to 12
No cost to Delta residents. A workshop for parents where they can enjoy meeting other parents, sharing stories and feeling empowered while learning and building on skills.
This workshop includes group sessions on:
• Attachment Parenting
• Goals of Behaviour/Misbehaviour
• Healthy Boundaries
• Self-Care/Stress Management
• Ages & Stages of Development
Nobody’s Perfect Parenting workshops, for parents of children up to 5 years
Nobody’s Perfect Parenting is a free 6 week parenting group offered to parents with children age 5 years and under.
This group provides parents with a safe space to learn and build on their parenting skills while interacting with other parents who have same-aged children.
This group is offered 3 times a year, alternating between North and South Delta. The sessions cover useful information about children’s health, safety, development and behaviour. The program aims to support and encourage confidence in positive parenting and connection for isolated parents.
Child care is provided during these weekly, two hour sessions, usually held on Saturday mornings. Transportation assistance is also provided if necessary.
substance use education group
The Substance Use Education group is an open drop-in group for adults who have substance use issues themselves, or who are being affected by someone else’s substance use.
This is an 8 week program for adults 19 years and older whose lives have been affected by substance use, their own or another person’s.
Week one: Problem use and addiction
Week two: Substances and their effects
Week three: Effects on relationships
Week four: Relapse prevention
Week five: Recovery and the stages of change
Week six: Stress management
Clients must attend all 6 modules in order to wait-list for individual counselling. Please contact our Substance Use Services intake line for more details at: 604-594-3455 ext. 108
This group is offered to women who have experienced or are experiencing abuse in their lives. This will be an opportunity to connect with other women in your community. We will be providing psycho-education over tea. Each week will cover a different topic. In addition, this will be a space for healing by exploring gentle movement, breath sounds and inner experiences.
From Safety to Self-Compassion Group
This group is for women who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse. The group will create a safe environment for you to give voice to your story and feel validated. You will be encouraged to create your own internal and external safety. The group will cover topics like establishing boundaries, consolidating a sense of self, reflecting on the journey and cultivating a future from here on.
Making connections (formally known as FAIR)
Deltassist is facilitating a group for women who have experienced partner abuse at some point of their lives. Living with abuse and violence can harm both physical and psychological health. Everyone has a right to a safe and healthy relationship that is free from violence and fear. Women will learn about the cycle of abuse, why abuse happens and the impact of abuse both on themselves and the children. They will learn healthier communication skills and self care techniques. Women who identify as LGBTQ2 are welcome.
In this group women participants will learn what self esteem is and how abuse impacts self esteem. They will learn about self assessment tools and about healthier thinking patterns using acceptance paradox. They will identify their own strengths and use these to enhance their self esteem.
boundaries and assertiveness
Women participants will have a deeper understanding for building boundaries, understanding assertiveness, and developing a healthier self worth. Sometimes being a people pleaser seems easier than being assertive. Women will recognize that they are worth way more than that and create an ability to say ‘no’ when they want to. The participants will learn a healthy style of conducting interpersonal relationships where they don’t have to give up on their own needs and still have respect for others’ needs
Anger management (for women)
Women participants will learn the basics of this emotion so that they have a deeper understanding of anger. They will learn about costs and benefits of anger, how to identify anger triggers and anger management techniques. The facilitators and the participants will role play different scenarios to create a safe environment to free themselves from the guilt associated with their anger.
Anger Management and Healthy Relationships Group (Men and women)
This is a 12 week program for anyone who has difficulty managing their anger, and would like to learn healthy ways of coping and communicating. Individuals learn to deal with stress, develop empathy and respond instead of react.
The program also offers prevention and intervention to perpetrators of violence prior to a charge, conviction or sentencing through the criminal justice process or other.
A certification of completion will be provided upon completion.
Call Tejinder to register: 604 594 3455ext.110. Place is limited, please register early.
Caring Dads Group
Caring Dads is a therapeutic intervention group led by trained facilitators that helps fathers foster healthier relationships with their child(ren) and their child(ren)’s mother.
This group is for fathers residing in Delta and neighbouring communities. The program is specifically for men whose relationship with their children or children’s mothers is highly conflictual or problematic in other ways. To be eligible for the program, men must have some regular supervised or unsupervised contact with at least one of their (0-16 year-old) children.
Call Ravi at 604-594-3455 ext 152