Central Alberta Outreach Society

Dragonfly Children's Healing Centre

Offers children and youth programming to enhance the social well-being of individuals, families, and community through prevention.

Service provides:

  • programming with a trauma-informed therapeutic approach to nurture, protect, enrich, educate, and heal children and youth who are, or have been, exposed to domestic violence, homelessness, and suicide

Identified outcomes include:

  • to build adult, child, and youth resiliency to face social, psychological, and economic challenges
  • to increase adult parenting capabilities and improved parent / child bond
  • to prevent suicidal ideation for either the child or the parent
  • to prevent family breakdown and mitigate the impact of trauma on the entire family

Programs include:

  • Kid Power - an 8 week play therapy group, offered 6 times a year, for children ages 5 to 11 who have been affected by domestic violence, with a parent's group that runs at the same time as the children's group
  • Youth Boundaries - a psychoeducational support group offered 3 times a year and 1-to-1 support for youth ages 14 to 17 who want to learn about creating healthy boundaries within dating relationships, with parents, with friends, with teachers, and with others in their lives
  • Play Therapy / Therapy - therapy sessions for children ages 3 to 11 experiencing trauma because of domestic violence, homelessness, and suicide
  • Snoezelen Room - a multi-sensory therapy room with the capacity to serve 250 children in a year
Yes, Service targeted to:
  • 3 to 17 years
Application Process
Service Access: See below, To access service:
  • contact for more information, including dates and times, or to enroll / make an appointment
Therapy is by appointment only.Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: Yes,

There may be a waitlist depending on program.

Web Site
Fee: No
Fee Reduction: No
Membership Fee: No
Wheelchair access: Yes - Other disabled access: N/A -
Legal Status
Registered Not-For-Profit, Registered Charity / Foundation
Last Updated On
June 23, 2021
4101 54 Avenue
Red Deer, AB, T4N 7G3
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