Light and Shadow

children & families, Violence & Abuse, Youths

Options-PEACE program for Children and Youth

Prevention, Education, Advocacy, Counselling and Empowerment (PEACE) for Children & Youth Experiencing Violence


Prevention, Education, Advocacy, Counselling and Empowerment (PEACE) for Children & Youth Experiencing Violence

Prevention, Education, Advocacy, Counselling and Empowerment (PEACE) provides education and supportive counselling for children and youth (ages 3-18)  that have been exposed to and/or witnessed domestic violence/abuse.


Domestic violence/abuse is any form of violence/abuse within an intimate relationship, (i.e., sexual; emotional; verbal; financial; psychological; physical; and threats), even after the relationship has ended.


You may notice behavioural or emotional challenges in your child such as: low tolerance for frustration; aggressive words or actions towards others; poor concentration; fear of making mistakes; sleep problems; headaches and stomach aches; withdrawal from peers or activities; poor school attendance or academic performance; difficulty focusing; etc. If your child experiences any of these or other behaviours of concern, he or she could benefit from the PEACE program.