WHAM Please Print
We are incredibly proud to offer this brand new program for Men. This group for men will address their life issues in a supportive environment. The goal of the group is to give support to men; offer different solutions through teaching, listening, sharing and educating.
The format of the group is experiential and involves interpersonal conversations, giving feedback, and challenging one another to develop more constructive patterns of behavior. Each group begins with a brief check-in and ends with a brief check-out.
- Time: 1:30 pm to 3:30pm
- Location: Resource Centre * 555 Spence Street
WHO: The group is open to men who are wanting to actively work towards their future:
- learn who you are, create an identity that will help you feel whole, empowered and worthwhile
- learn how to trust yourself & others
- create the life you want for yourself
- learn to better deal with difficult feeling & chaos
- and so much more
PURPOSE: To create an atmosphere that is:
- a safe environment for men
- respectful of others
- opportunity to own personal experiences while sharing with others
- promoting of self-growth and awareness
- able to provide and receive support from others
- non-discriminatory and accepting of all
If you are interested in attending this group please contact Dakotah or Stan at 204-775-9934 to schedule an intake appointment.
Other Programs; check it out:
- parenting classes
- parent/tot teams
- health & nutrition
- family craft days
- and more
Thrive Community Support Circle is offering two parenting courses through the month of November, Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting and Handle with Care. In our efforts to develop greater supports for the men in our community, both of these programs are being presented to a men only audience. While these programs are appropriate for all parents, we believe that a men-only approach will result in greater engagement in the material presented as well as unique opportunities supporting experiential learning. We invite not only fathers but every permutation of male caregiver – grand-dads, older brothers, uncles, step-dads, part-time dads, single dads, non-custodial dads, dads involved with CFS. Many parents involved with CFS are mandated to take parenting programs, but don’t know where to go. These programs that could be helpful for these parents.
Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting addresses 18 years of children’s development. It is based on decades of research that has taught us a great deal about how children develop and effective parenting. PDEP provides a foundation and a set of principles that can guide all of a parent’s interactions with their children. Mina Khani is our trained and certified educator and I (Stan) will add the male perspective and gentle facilitation. Sessions take place Mondays and Thursdays, November 2 – 30 (except November 13) from 1:30 to 3:30pm. There are 8 sessions; a certificate will be presented to all who complete the course. Classes will be held in our new classroom at 5-505 Sargent Avenue.
Handle with Care is also a program for all parents and caregivers. In this instance however we will be presenting to dads and other male supporters, as above. HwC uses activities, games and discussion to support the social and emotional well-being of children from birth to 6 years, as well as their caregivers. The sessions will take place Thursdays, November 2, 9, 16 and 23, also in our new classroom. Mina and I will co-facilitate this program as well. A certificate will be provided on completion.
We have had many conversations about the lack of supports for men in our community. Today I see a number of efforts to develop new programming to fill this gap, in our agency and in others in our community. We need to support these to see them succeed. As many of you already know, even when programs are available, it can be difficult to engage the men in the programs, especially the ones whose need is greatest. Colleagues, I’m asking you to think of your own clients and their families. Are there men among them who could benefit from these programs? Can you pass this information along and encourage participation? We all need to support each other and we appreciate your support in helping the men in our community.
Phone in or email registration is encouraged and referrals are welcome.
For more information please call Mina at 204-772-9091 or Dakotah and Stan at 204-775-9934.
We all have a hand in our community’s wellness. Thank you for your attention, collaboration and support.
We are here to help