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12 May

Samantha Was Only 4 Years Old When She Was Abused

Samantha Was Only 4 Years Old When She Was Abused Trigger Warning: The following story contains sensitive and potentially triggering details pertaining to experiences of childhood sexual assault. Names in the following lived experience story have been changed to protect those impacted by this trauma. Samantha was 4 years old when her babysitter of 14 and her babysitters’ friend asked her to go into the tent which was set up in the backyard. Samantha was thrilled...

08 May

Trauma-Informed Yoga With Nicola Yoga

How do you practice self-careMany survivors that attend Gatehouse programs have mentioned that Yoga is part of their self-care practice. Yoga is a versatile process that has demonstrated effectiveness in helping people feel calmer, grounded and focused. The practice of Yoga may be modified for various levels of experience, from beginner to expert to even incorporating the use...

01 Apr

Mental Health During Times of Stress

Mental Health During Times of Stress One of the most difficult challenges adults who have been impacted by sexual violence have is feeling safe and in control. Can you relate?  Here’s how you can improve the impact these uncontrollable times will have on your mental health and how you can support those around you. Watch for the signs of depression and anxiety With no exception, everyone is subject to experiencing depression...

01 Apr

Let’s Keep Kids Safe From Sexual Abuse

Let’s Keep Kids Safe From Sexual Abuse We know that most incidents of child sexual abuse occur by someone the child knows and trusts. This might be a sibling, parent, caregiver or other trusted child or adult in their life. With the vast majority of our population now isolating themselves and families at home, at-risk children and youth are at greater risk. According to research, 1 in 10 Canadians reported being sexually victimized before they...

29 Jan

ASIST Suicide Intervention Training Dates

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a vital two-day course developed by LivingWorks Education, that covers the following: ASIST is a 2-day intensive, interactive and practice-dominated course designed to help individuals recognize the risk of suicide, and learn how to intervene to prevent the risk of suicidal thoughts from becoming suicidal behaviors. Suitable for all persons in positions of trust: health professionals, social service workers, teachers, counselors, youth workers, police and correctional staff, and community volunteers. Prepared...