Your Holiday Generosity

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  During the holiday season, your spirit of generosity and kindness is appreciated and celebrated by the staff and clients of Women’s Crisis Services. There are several businesses, community groups, individuals and more that come together to ensure that the holiday season is a special time for Women and Children in our shelters. We certainly couldn’t provide a special celebration without you and your thoughtfulness. Already we...

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You Only Need a Heart Full of Grace

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I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to play with the children at Anselma as a volunteer in the Child and Your Program. I have been blessed to have two wonderful careers after completing a teaching career. Playing with the children at Anselma meant the world to me. As an abuse victim and seeing my mother being abused by my stepfather, I understood a little the nightmare that these women and children go through. Often, when I would see...

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GETTING SOME Zzz…s

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  All parents know the effect a poor night’s sleep can have on our kids. Lack of sleep can cause crankiness, problems with attention and learning and behavior issues.   Here are a few tips to help your kids (and you) sleep better. Encourage exercise during the day. (Long walks, swimming, playing in the park). Studies show increasing physical activity through the day can lead to better sleep. Limit young kid’s exposure to violent...

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Women’s Crisis Services Public Education Events

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I recently had the opportunity to be a part of some very interesting public education presentations.  This past year we received some funding from the Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation to educate PSW’s about Domestic Violence and how it relates to seniors.  This was an awesome population to reach out to as PSW’s often meet with seniors in their homes.  Another Outreach Worker and I completed eight presentations at St Louis School within...

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Helping to Build Resiliency with our Children

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      Resiliency is the ability to bounce back from difficult situations, cope with significant life changes and the ability to problem solve in helpful and constructive ways.  If we do not have resiliency, then we are more likely to be negatively impacted by upsetting or traumatic life events.  “Resilient children use coping skills that they developed from past experiences to cope better with new situations as they arise”....

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