Mino Pimadiziwin Family Well Being Program

Family Well Being Program is prevention focused, community-led, and will address the root causes of violence, trauma, and over-representation of indigenous youth in child welfare and youth justice systems.

The Family Well Being program has been designed to support families in crisis and help communities heal and recover from inter-generational trauma by connecting clients to existing services and programs in our community. The Family Well Being program will design culturally based, preventative and holistic supports and provide services/programs to families who have been exposed to and/or have experienced trauma.

  • Marketing/Community Engagement – Engaging with the community.
  • Family Violence – Living Without Violence “A Foot In Two Worlds” Counselling.
  • Women’s Program – Creating a safe space for monthly women gatherings (i.e. food making, crafts, sewing, and painting).
  • Men’s ProgramThis Contemporary/Cultural program will build on the beliefs of the natural world, such as cooperation, respect, and balance. Activities will be connecting men and youth to their roots.  This program has been mandated by the courts or on a voluntary basis and can be completed in 12 weeks.
  • 60’s Scoop – Assist community members to apply through the application process.
  • Family Days – Holiday events.
  • Cultural Based/Land Based Programming – Involvement in cultural summer camps, cultural teachings and guest speakers in workshops.
  • Parenting Program – Awareness workshops, parental rights workshops and human trafficking workshops.
  • Youth Program – Teen Facts Program (Ages 11 – 16 years), youth workshops and programs for youth offering information to teens on topics such as peer pressure, positive assertiveness, and resolving conflict. It began in September 1998 and continues to be one of our most popular programs amongst our teens.
  • Tiny Tots – Bi-weekly programming for children ages 1 to 4. Cultural and recreational activities.
  • Elder’s – Friendly Visits to Elders
  • Family – Away trips, preventative workshops, cultural teachings (regalia class)
Working Relationships and Partnerships
  • Community Partners:
    • Prevention Services
    • Child Mental Health Workers
    • Adult Mental Health Workers
    • NNADAP Workers
    • Healthy Babies & Children
    • Justice Coordinator
    • Court Officers in the Pembroke and Renfrew area
  • Partners Outside the Community
    • Bernadette McCain Shelter
    • Renfrew Sexual Assault Centre
    • Women’s Sexual Assault Centre
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