Category: Children, Youth and Families

Youth, Parents and Family Programs


Parents Forever

Tuesdays, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Facilitator: Lynda Donaldson

The Parents Forever Group is an on-going professionally facilitated, mutual-support group for parents and family members of addicted children (18 years and up). Along with group sharing, parents can learn tools to improve the quality of their own lives.

…an addict in the family creates chaos, emotional confusion, helplessness. As we took on the care of our grandchild, we found Serenity Renewal a welcoming place for families. The parent-support group became a haven of acceptance for our broken hearts and the guilt, anger and sorrow we felt. We are so grateful to be part of it and everything else it offers…including lots of laughter. —Leslie

Total Transformation Parenting Program

Available on request.

This program is offeredfor parents and caregivers of school-aged children. It is a step-by-step program for parents, grandparents and caregivers wanting to understand and manage disrespectful, disruptive and abusive behaviour in children and grandchildren. It is a seven-part series that looks at important questions and concerns. The program will look at topics like: breaking through disruptive behaviour, using transformation tools, understanding faulty thinking, what to do after your child acts out and how to stop it before it starts.

Right from the Start

Available upon request.

This is a parenting program for parents of newborns up to three years of age. The workshop is based on the child’s natural desire for attachment. We look for ways to improve on parent-child relationships. What is attachment security and why is it important? How do we show love? How can we demonstrate that we and our child are unique? We will look at healthy ways to cue disengagement when we do not like what the child is doing. Also, healthy ways to engage and approach cues when we like what the child is doing right now. We want to learn how to follow our child’s lead and to build a healthy relationship where the child knows, “I like being with you.”

Teen Photovoice

Available upon request.

This fun and creative program for teens age 12 to 16 provides an opportunity for teens to experiment with capturing emotions and feelings through photography, while discussing issues that affect them; such as managing stress, coping with peer pressure, relationships and other topics the group chooses.  Through a reflective process, participants will be given a chance to explore their environment differently and write captions to represent their thoughts and feelings.

Get in Touch

(613) 523-5143
Reception Hours:
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm