Resources

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The Vanier Institute of the Family

The Vanier Institute of the Family seeks to understand families in Canada, family life and family experience, expectations and aspirations. We are dedicated to understanding how families interact with, have an impact on and are affected by social, economic, environmental and cultural forces.

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Beth Tyson, MA

Beth Tyson is a psychotherapist, childhood trauma consultant, mental health journalist, and children’s book author. Her best selling book, A Grandfamily for Sullivan, is a tool to help children cope with uncertainty when their life suddenly turns upside down.

Please join her Facebook group, Emotiminds – it is a group for families and professionals who want to increase emotional well-being for families.

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Child and Youth Advocate/PEI

Children and youth have rights under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. What does the Child and Youth Advocate do?

  • Listens to children and youth and helps to have their voice heard and taken seriously 
  • Helps connect children, youth and their families to programs and services
  • Works with families, professionals, communities, and government to protect and promote your rights
  • Makes recommendations and reports about important matters for children and youth
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Community Legal Information

At Community Legal Information, we provide anonymous confidential services. You are safe to ask the questions you need to ask to make the right decisions. We are a registered charity that gives Islanders information about the law and the justice system.

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Family Service PEI

Family Service PEI is a not for profit charitable organization, committed to offering services to all Islanders regardless of their ability to pay. We offer high quality evidence based therapeutic counselling to individuals, couples, families and groups. Our credit counselling program is accredited by Credit Counselling Canada.

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Island Pregnancy Centre

Island Pregnancy Centre is a Christian agency whose goal is to provide emotional and practical support to those facing an unexpected pregnancy. In a safe and judgment-free environment, clients receive accurate information and pregnancy options mentoring. They provide ongoing support through Baby Boutique, Support Groups, Peer Mentoring, Community Events, Post Abortion Recovery, and Post Adoption Support.

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Serene View Ranch

Serene View Ranch offers a wide range of professional and confidential psychological and health related services, including Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy. The main focus is assessing and treating trauma and PTSD in the general population, but mostly first responders and veterans.

Heather Blouin

Grand River Ranch, Equine Assisted Learning, Prince Edward Island Grand River Ranch welcomes children, youth and adults to our beautiful ranch setting on the water. Our programs respond to all abilities using equine assisted learning as its base.  At the Ranch we believe animals and nature offer an opportunity for  healing,  self confidence, and relationship building within a supportive team of people. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/GrandRiverPEI/

Katie Murray

Art Therapy for Children and Youth “Beyond the Bridge Therapy Centre”

Art Therapy provides a non-verbal way in which children and youth can creatively express themselves without struggling to find the words. 

Drawing, painting, sculpting, clay work, crafting, sewing, collage, embroidery, and construction are just some of the many creative paths used during art therapy. For more information contact Katie Murray certified art therapist and member of the PEI Counseling Association.  https://beyondthebridge.ca/