P.E.A.C.E stands for Prevention Education Advocacy Counselling Empowerment
The PEACE Program is an intervention and prevention program providing therapeutic and psycho-educational individual and group counselling to children (ages 3-18) who have witnessed or experienced violence or abuse. Counselling is also provided to non-offending parents, guardians and family members.
The PEACE Counsellor supports children and youth who are experiencing stress or needing extra emotional support during life transitions. Sessions provide a safe place where children and youth can talk about their experiences, unlearn negative beliefs and develop healthy relationship building skills.
Referrals come from a variety of community service providers and self-referrals are also accepted.
Support Children and Youth
The PEACE program helps children and youth to:
- Identify their feelings and express them in an healthy way
- Recognize their strengths and increase their self-confidence
- Overcome the short and long term effects of trauma
- Understand what abuse is and that they are not responsible
- Identify support networks and develop a safety plan
- Develop conflict resolution skills
Additional Support and Activities
The PEACE Counsellor actively advocates for children and youth alongside delivering the counselling program. Other activities include:
- Pre and post counselling for children required to testify in court
- Assisting youth to relocate to safe homes and enroll in school
- Attending and advocating for students (clients) at Individualized Education Plan meetings
- Providing support and advocacy for parents seeking legal and child protection services
- Delivery of the Violence is Preventable curriculum for school aged girls at Ucluelet and Tofino Elementary School
For more information on the PEACE program or to make a referral,
you may reach the program coordinator directly at