SAANICH POLICE YOUTH and FAMILY COUNSELLOR

 

Mandate:

 

The mandate of the Saanich Police Family Counsellor is to provide an additional resource for officers who are encountering people who may benefit from such a service.  Most of the referrals from officers are for domestic dispute situations, both between partners and parents and children.  Counselling support is short term and usually between 5-8 sessions.  There is no direct client cost for this service. 

Background:

Corrina Craig, RSW, M.Ed., has trained in EMDR, Narrative Therapy and Brief Solution Focused Therapy.  Corrina has worked in diverse capacities including:

  • Working as a Paralegal craig
  • Operating a Women’s Centre in Ucluelet and Tofino
  • Designing, developing and providing programming and counselling support to the street community in Victoria
  • Providing counselling support and advocacy to homeless or at risk families in Victoria
  • Providing focus group facilitation and community research with members of the Victoria street community in the areas of housing and homelessness, domestic violence, harm reduction and employment of people with multiple barriers
  • Providing support and intervention to women leaving violent relationships
  • Providing crisis counselling and support to victims of crime through Police Victim Services
  • Providing counselling support to perpetrators of domestic violence
  • Providing counselling support to those referred through diversion programs

Goals:

 

  • To provide proactive counselling support and referrals to members of our communities who are experiencing difficulties and with whom there is Saanich Police involvement
  • To be a resource and support to police department members

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