Prevention Services

Spirit of Wellness

Shé:kon,

 

Each year, KSCS coordinates the annual Spirit of Wellness Campaign during the month of November, and we have been given the honor of taking on the role as this year’s coordinators.  We would like to extend our heartfelt invitations to all of you in the community to take part in the many events that have been coordinated by this year’s committee.  We would also like to take the opportunity to thank all of our partners for their dedication and hard work towards making this year’s campaign a great success.

Skennen kowa,

Loretta LeBorgne

Robert Marcheterre

 

The Spirit of Wellness is a global month long campaign that is designed to mobilize Kahnawa'kehró:non to address health and social issues affecting the community.

The campaign encourages community members, organizations, schools and businesses to come up with and coordinate innovative activities that are positive, fun and healthy.

It is an opportunity and a great way for staff from community organizations to partner with each other, the community, with family and friends.

Kids in the Middle

The program empowers parents to make informed decision about the way they resolve their parenting issues after couples separate, all in the best interest of their child/ren well-being. This is accomplished by discussing information such as:

  • The emotions experienced by adults during separation and divorce
  • How to assist children through the separation process
  • Dispute resolution options
  • Court system and court procedures
  • Child Support Guidelines
  • Community resources

Sessions are available for one on one session, and closed group workshops with 6 one-hour sessions.

How to access: 
A call to 450-638-0408 during regular office hours will put you in touch with the appropriate resource person.

“AS NEEDED” groups

This is a list of topics we are currently prepared to offer as groups on an “as needed” basis” with sufficient amount of people and client preparedness

  • Sexual Abuse Survivor
  • Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
  • Parenting Teens
  • How To Talk So Kids Will Listen
  • Sensitivity Skills
  • Abusive Relationship
  • Moon Ceremonies
  • Grief Support Group (Death and Loss)
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Pregnancy Loss Support Grp.
How to access: 
A call to 450-632-6880 during office hours will put you in touch with the appropriate resource person.

Anger Management

In collaboration with the Prevention Services, to provide addictions support to clients with anger issues in a group setting

- Offered only on an “as needed” basis” with sufficient amount of people and client preparedness

How to access: 
A call to 450-632-6880 during office hours will put you in touch with the appropriate resource person.

Enhanced Prevention – Violence Prevention/Family Preservation

The role of the Family Violence and Addictions Prevention Workers is to facilitate, plan and prepare prevention campaigns, programming and training in relation to Family Violence and Addictions Prevention.

The Prevention Worker provides service in collaboration with other Kahnawà:ke Shakotiia’takehnhas Community Services (KSCS) programs and community resources in order to integrate issues and services in relation to Family Violence and Addictions Prevention.

The cycle of addictions and family violence can have a devastating effect on self, family and community. The development of one’s sense of self-esteem, image, value, mental health and behaviours can be affected when exposed to trauma. The impact of trauma and negative behaviours may be lessened with education, awareness, a positive and supportive environment. Education and awareness is an important step in creating change and adopting positive attitudes and behaviours.

Networking and Collaborating with KSCS and other community resources ex Community Prevention Task Force, Onkwata’karitáhtshera s Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Program and KSCS Communications: Promotion and Education team and Kahnawake Survival School/ KSCS Prevention Liaison.

 

https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/growth/

How to access: 
A call to 450-632-6880 during office hours will put you in touch with the appropriate resource person.

Satahtenikonarak-FASD-HIV/AIDS-Healthy Sexuality

KSCS Prevention based initiative whose primary goals are to provide information and education to individuals and community organizations, by providing trainings and support regarding fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), healthy sexuality, HIV/AIDS, and suicide awareness.

How to access: 
A call to 450-632-6880 during office hours will put you in touch with the appropriate resource person.

Support Counseling

Shakotisnien:nens- Support Counselors

 

One on one counseling

Individual counseling offered to clients where by a service plan is developed to offer support to various individual issues. Some areas: stress management, depression, anxiety, self esteem etc. Support can be given through traditional approaches as well as more contemporary delivery methods

Crisis Intervention

To support individual with support of listening, talking, sharing immediate issues. Able to respond to crisis immediately in the community

Couple and Family Counseling

To provide counseling services to couples and their families. To provide a safe and comfortable environment for Kahnawa’kehró:non.

Anger management

Individual anger management sessions provided to help support and provide guidance to individuals. In collaboration with Support services, is provided as individual need or group basis (as needed).

How to access: 
A call to 450-632-6880 during regular office hours will put you in touch with the appropriate resource person.

Parenting

Prenatal Workshops This parenting component provides and promotes programs and services which will enhance parenting skills for Kahnawa’kehró:non mothers and fathers.

Parenting Teens Workshop This workshop will provide skills and tools to parents on a weekly basis. Delivered by parenting workers.

Parent-Infant Interactive Workshops These workshops promote parent-child interaction through activities that stimulate development and build self-esteem as well as; it will generate parent-discussions, baby massage, presentations, parent-child exercise, snack time, tenderness time, arts and crafts, and singing songs are some of the planned activities.

Nobody’s Perfect This six to eight week program is for parents with children 0-6 years old. A series of booklets are provided for parents. This program offers interactive and experiential learning exercise, and fun activities.

How to access: 
A call to 450-638-0408 during regular office hours will put you in touch with the appropriate resource person.

Traditional Services

Shakotisnien:nens - Support Counselors One on one counseling and individual counseling is offered to clients whereby a service plan is developed to offer support to various individual issues. Some areas:

  • stress management
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • self esteem etc.

Support can be given through traditional approaches as well as more contemporary delivery methods

Sweats Individual sweats for one’s issues. Provided by traditional staff. Each individual is assessed and an individual service plan is developed with the individual and worker together.

Traditional Cultural Teachings The traditional component of the Family and Wellness Center provides a variety of support services to enhance and or to heal the individual person, using both natural and spiritual realms of Iroquois teachings

Crisis Intervention To support the individual with support through listening, talking, and sharing immediate issues. We are able to respond to crisis immediately in the community

Couple and Family Counseling To provide counseling services to couples and their families. To provide a safe and comfortable environment for Kahnawa’kehró:non.

How to access: 
A call to 450-632-6880 during regular office hours will put you in touch with the appropriate resource person.