Pathways to Healing

Pathways to Healing is a 6-week strengths based, and trauma informed psychoeducational program for caregivers of children who have been sexually abused.

This program covers the potential psychological and behavioural impacts of sexual abuse on children, depending on their developmental age and stage, as well as resiliency factors and guidance on strengthening these factors.

Each session will include a coping skill that caregivers can take back and practice with their children.

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Mothers in Mind®

Mothers in Mind® (MIM) is a mother and child program specifically designed to meet the parenting needs of mothers who have experienced family violence, childhood abuse, neglect, or sexual assault, and have children under the age of four.

The program focuses on the needs of mothers who find that these hurtful experiences are making parenting difficult. The 10-week program helps mothers learn ways to manage stress and other challenging feelings, foster healthy self-esteem and respond to their children in a sensitive, supportive, and effective manner.

At MIM, mothers will:

  • Talk about parenting issues with other mothers who have had similar experiences.
  • Spend time playing and interacting with their child.
  • Discover helpful ways to cope with anger, worry and stress.
  • Increase their confidence in responding to your children in a sensitive and caring manner.
  • Learn how to support young children who may have been exposed to hurtful behaviours.
  • Explore what helps children feel safe and secure.
  • Find practical ways to take some time for themselves during this busy stage of life.

Who should attend?

  • Mothers who have had hurtful experiences as an adult or child and have children under the age of four.
  • Mothers who are wondering about whether past hurtful experiences are affecting their parenting and relationship with their child.
  • Children who have experienced or witnessed family violence or other hurtful behaviours.

Mothers in Mind® (MIM) was developed by Child Development Institute (CDI), an accredited children’s mental health agency offering early intervention, family violence and early learning programs and supports women with young children in becoming the mothers they want to be.

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