What’s New at New Directions?
Our staff and the individuals we support have been busy this past month, and we have plenty of good news to share with all of you.
Storybook Translated into Ukrainian & Russian
Children experiencing trauma from fleeing the war in Ukraine will be receiving copies of Big Feelings Come and Go, a storybook which helps families understand and manage difficult emotions.
This is possible thanks to our partners at The Canadian Centre for Child Protection (C3P), and Suojellaan Lapsia, a Finnish child protection organization, who will
provide copies of the book, translated into Ukrainian and Russian, to families seeking refuge in Finland.
Developed by therapists, Big Feelings Come and Go explains the body’s fight, flight, and freeze reactions to children, helping them understand and manage difficult emotions.
2nd Anniversary of Covid at New Directions
Two years ago, Covid-19 changed life at New Directions.
The world is a different place since 2020, full of new challenges and hardships, but our staff and service providers have met those challenges head-on.
Services have gone from in-person to virtual, and back again with varying levels of capacity, and our staff have managed to navigate these changes and continue to provide the best services available.
Individualized Home Share Provider
An individual supported by our Adult Home Share team needs placement with a Home Share Provider willing to support him in his life’s journey.
You can learn more about becoming a Home Share Provider here.
Upcoming Training & Workshops
April is full of great training opportunities and workshops to help advance your professional skills and knowledge.
Check out our April opportunities, and all upcoming training opportunities below.
Thanks to You, Alex has a Winter Jacket
Because of your support, individuals we serve are able to overcome the barriers life has put in their way.
Your donations help people like Alex receive basic necessities.
Getting a winter jacket allowed Alex to return to school and properly care for his younger siblings while their mom was in hospital.
You can read more on how your donations impact people like Alex below.
M.A.C.C. Program Offering Counseling Groups
Our Multidisciplinary Assessment and Consultation Centre (M.A.C.C.) program is offering various CBT therapy groups this Spring.
These groups are:
1. CBT for Depression
2. CBT for Anxiety
3. Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
4. Understanding Relationships
Follow the link for more information.