Court Mandated Men's Counselling (PAR)
Our Men's Partner Assault Response (PAR) program, a component of Ontario’s Domestic Violence Court program, comprises specialized group educational/counselling services offered to people who have been mandated by the court to attend in response to a criminal charge involving domestic violence.
The 12 session program provides individuals with an opportunity to examine their beliefs and attitudes towards domestic abuse and to learn non abusive ways of resolving conflict. The group runs 2 hours per session and is offered at various times throughout the week.
Group topics could include…
- How to identify abusive behaviours
- Tools to prevent abuse
- Identifying the impact of abuse of partner and children
- How to express feelings rather than acting them out
- Respectful communication
- Developing a support and safety plan
What happens when you are referred?
An intake appointment will be arranged/scheduled with you. During your appointment expect to answer some personal questions that include the choices you made that led to you being charged and mandated to attend.
Intake appointments range from 30-60 minutes in length. After a successful intake appointment, you will be assigned a group start date and time to attend weekly. This program is on a sliding scale fee for service.