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Strong Family Bonds

The bedrock of a vibrant community is healthy, happy individuals and strong, cohesive families. However, there are many positive factors that are required to ensure individuals and families become and remain strong contributors to the growth of their community.

Building Healthy Families - Peel CAS

In partnership with the Peel Children’s Aid Society, The Building Healthy Families program delivers culturally-appropriate counselling to those who struggle with many intersectional challenges as parents. The goal of this program is to improve outcomes for child welfare clients, with emphasis on parenting, safety, family stability, permanency, conflict resolution and well-being.

  • Safe and confidential services

  • Our counsellors are compassionate, respectful and non-judgemental

  • We help clients develop and practice effective and positive parenting skills

  • Our objective is to keep families together as they are counselled through difficult situations

  • Clients are referred to us by Peel Children’s Aid Society

  • Approx. 150 families consisting of 600 individuals (including over 245 children), benefit from counselling each year

The Akoma Wraparound Project – Peel CAS

This is a three-month project in partnership with Peel Children’s Aid Society and Black Community Action Network

  • Objective is to provide wraparound services to youth and their families involved with Peel CAS that would enable them to develop needed community support

  • Clients receive culturally-sensitive and appropriate counselling; are provided with techniques to help them practice effective and positive-influencing skills

  • Will capture data to be able to offer the program on an ongoing basis

Building Healthy Families – Halton CAS

This is a one-year project in partnership with Halton Children’s Aid Society which runs from December 2019 to December 2020.

  • Objective is to reduce the disproportionate number of Black youth in care through one-on-one and group counselling of youth and their families

  • Clients receive culturally-sensitive and appropriate counselling; are provided with techniques to help them manage the situations that cause them to be involved with CAS

  • Will capture data to be able to offer the program on an ongoing basis

  • Funding for this project is through Ontario Trillium Foundation

Mental Wellness Program

We provide clinical intervention with parents/guardians and other caregivers to help youth develop healthy minds and a strong will to be successful. In this program we work with youth, 13 years and over, and their families who are experiencing one or more of the following:

  • Anxiety, stress, depression, indecision, fear, suicidal tendencies, lack of confidence

  • Dilemma about future career path, guilt, self-doubt, constantly overwhelmed, angry

  • Poor self-esteem, lack of motivation, poor time management skills

  • Relationship issues, family conflicts, indulging in self-harm

  • We also offer experiential group counselling for youth and/or parents
  • Sessions are delivered by a registered psychotherapist

  • Offered by appointment only

Contact our Client Service Navigator at 905-455-6789 ext. 125 or email intake@rootscs.org to schedule an appointment or for more information.

“I commend you for the incredible services you provide in our community. I am one of those people who never believed in counselling and support services…until I really needed it. Your organization is a true example of the kind of social intervention that our ethnic communities truly need.”

“Working with Jacquline has changed my perspective and my vision in life forever. From a broken young woman trying to find my way, to the knowledgeable and sensible person I am today, I give major thanks to Jacquline, who played a significant role in my transition. I will always be grateful for the way she counseled and nurtured me. She was empathetic and made it easy to open up, which added to my comfort. I especially love how this program is designed to fit the needs of people from my culture, which is truly needed.”

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