Parents get extra support at Envision Counselling

Gina’s Story *name changed for privacy

Moving to Canada was very difficult for Gina and her family. Now her youngest is falling behind in school, lacking sleep from nightmares of trauma suffered before he came to Canada.

Gina made a life for her young family in small town Saskatchewan, but now it seems like moving forward is harder than ever. Gina needs help.

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The school principal recommends Envision Counselling and Support Centre, so that Gina’s son can talk about what’s troubling him, and to get Gina some support at home.

Gina and her family start with the Growing Together program, and they learn about how traumatic events can have lasting effects for children and their parents.

Some children are witness to issues in the home and the violence that they see while their parents, or while another adult, is involved in domestic violence situations. But other children witness war or suffer traumatic events before they arrive in Saskatchewan and the counsellors at Envision are trained to work with them as well.

Gina gets connected to supports in the community, and works alongside her son’s counsellor so that the lessons learned in counselling will be reinforced in the home.

The counsellor explains that trauma in his past might be the reason for her son’s acting out. Together they find coping strategies to help during the tough times. Her family relationships improve. Gina has hope and optimism.

When you donate to Envision Counselling, you help meet the needs in the southeast, so that Gina and others who are struggling can improve their lives.

Envision has been operating for 25 years in southeast Saskatchewan.

They have four offices with more than 30 staff members.

If you or someone you know could benefit from Envision Counselling and Support Centre, please call the office at 306-637-4004 or look online at www.envisioncounsellingcentre.com.

 

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