Girls Group & Peer Facilitator Training Schedules:


Girls Group – Ages 12 to 13 Years Old

DATE: Wednesdays starting October 17 to January 2019  (excluding stats and school breaks.)
TIME: 4:15 to 6:15 pm
LOCATION:  Comox Valley Transition Society, 625 England Ave., Courtenay
(Enter from the side door on Simms Ave.)

Girls Group – Ages 14 to 16 Years Old

DATE: Thursdays, starting February 7, 2019 (excluding stats and school breaks.)
TIME: 4:15 to 6:15 pm
LOCATION:  Comox Valley Transition Society, 625 England Avenue, Courtenay
(Enter from the side door on Simms Ave.)

Girls Speak Out – For Self Identified Young Women 16 to 21

Dates and Times:
Starts January 10, 2019 from 4:15 to 6:30 pm
Location: Glacier View Wellness Centre, 241 Beecher Place, Courtenay
 
Support, Expressive Arts, Food, Connection, Wellness, Nature, Resources, Skills, Knowledge
 
Registration forms can be emailed back to Wendy at  wendy.morin@jhsni.bc.ca, dropped off at the John Howard Society (1455 Cliffe Ave., Courtenay), or faxed to 250 338-6568
 
 

Peer Facilitation Training – Ages 16 to 18 Years Old

Dates and Times:
TBA
Location: Comox Valley Transition Society, 625 England Ave., Courtenay
Screening for applicants to take place to weeks of September 11th and 18th. Please note that training participants are expected to be at each session in it’s entirety. Allowances for minimal missed time may be made in certain circumstances. The training is free of charge and meals and snacks are included. The 25 hours of training is recognized towards work experience graduation credits. Participants who complete the training successfully will be eligible to co-facilitate groups for younger girls. These groups start on the week immediately after the training.

our groups

We currently run 6 groups per year (Fall/Winter & Spring) in three age groups:

12/13;    14-16;    17-21

Groups run after school weekly for 9-12 sessions.

The format is interactive and incorporates a check-in each day, a topic for the day and two or three activities to illustrate the topic such as art activities, journaling, role plays, and discussion (large and small groups).

The content of the groups’ sessions includes:

  • communication skills,
  • healthy relationships,
  • mental health,
  • substance misuse,
  • the role power in relationships,
  • gender stereotypes,
  • violence in relationships,
  • relational aggression and its connection to internalized oppression of girls and women,
  • substance use,
  • sexual health,
  • self-care,
  • media literacy
  • body image