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Building Resilience for 20 Years

By Claire Hanlon, Supervisor, Community Services, Catholic Family Service As we continue to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Families and Schools Together (F&ST) program, the word that keeps coming to mind to describe the impact this program has on the families, schools and communities we have been working alongside for 20 years is RESILIENCE. [...]

2017-05-27T05:24:03+00:00January 9th, 2017|Counselling|Comments Off on Building Resilience for 20 Years

Where Does Resiliency Come From?

By Claire Hanlon, Supervisor, Community Services and Sarah Rosenfeld, Supervisor, Counselling Services, Catholic Family Service Stresses. Unexpected situations. Bumps in our confidence. Uncertainty in our path forward. These are normal, albeit uncomfortable experiences that come with being human. Sometimes we find ourselves in situations that have us questioning our strengths and abilities. We find ourselves [...]

2017-05-27T05:24:03+00:00November 24th, 2016|Counselling|Comments Off on Where Does Resiliency Come From?

How One CFS Employee Found Her Way Home

By Kathleen Vink, Outgoing Engagement and Intake Coordinator, Counselling Services, Catholic Family Service As I sit here thinking ahead to my last day and reflecting on my time with Catholic Family Service, I have a range of emotions. I feel surprised that I’m choosing to leave such a wonderful place of employment that totally walks [...]

2017-05-27T05:24:04+00:00November 1st, 2016|Counselling|Comments Off on How One CFS Employee Found Her Way Home

Play is the Language of Children

By Kristy Chalmers, BICS Clinician, Counselling Services, Catholic Family Service Children are born with the natural ability to play. They communicate messages and process inner thoughts and feelings through their play. This is what makes play a wonderful way to help children work through their problems. Play is a developmentally appropriate and respectful way to [...]

2017-05-27T05:24:04+00:00October 26th, 2016|Counselling|Comments Off on Play is the Language of Children

What a Relationship Needs to Recover from an Affair (Part 2 of 4)

By Hugh McGeary, Managing Director of Counselling Services, Catholic Family Service Read Part 1 of this series: Honesty at All Costs Read Part 3 of this series: Vulnerability Read Part 4 of this series: Trust and Forgiveness TAKING OWNERSHIP If you are the person who betrayed the trust, you need to choose to take full [...]

2017-08-24T17:09:27+00:00October 19th, 2016|Counselling, Couples Issues|Comments Off on What a Relationship Needs to Recover from an Affair (Part 2 of 4)

Working in the Presence of Resilience

By Sarah Rosenfeld, Supervisor, Counselling Services, Catholic Family Service Resilience. What does this word mean and how do we know we have witnessed it in others?  How do we know if we are ourselves resilient? As a counselor with Catholic Family Service, I have the privilege of witnessing and practicing resilience every day. Resilience has been defined [...]

2017-05-27T05:24:05+00:00September 26th, 2016|Counselling|Comments Off on Working in the Presence of Resilience

What a Relationship Needs to Recover from an Affair (Part 1 of 4)

by Hugh McGeary, Managing Director of Counselling Services, Catholic Family Service Read Part 2 of this series: Taking Ownership Read Part 3 of this series: Vulnerability Read Part 4 of this series: Trust and Forgiveness HONESTY AT ALL COSTS A break of trust is the most fundamentally damaging thing that can be done in a relationship. [...]

2017-08-24T17:12:00+00:00August 29th, 2016|Counselling|1 Comment

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