Holding Your Own in Relationship

Cowichan Women Against Violence Society’s STV Counselling and our specialized victim services program offers weekly drop-in educational workshops for women. Holding Your Own in Relationship (HYO) is a twelve-week program offered four times a year.

HYO is suitable for women experiencing relationship threats, conflict, abuse and/or violence present from a current or previous partner. In a confidential group environment with a focus on solutions, we explore the power and control behaviours that can lead to violations of our personal safety within intimate partner relationships. Participants learn how to identify these patterns of behaviour and to address the vulnerabilities violence perpetuates to our safety.  Topics include:

  • How Women Resist Abuse
  • Impact of Abuse
  • Isolation
  • Manipulation
  • Impact on Parenting
  • Staying or Leaving

HYO is offered Wednesday mornings from 9:30-11:30 at CWAV Society’s community office located at 246 Evans St. There is no cost and women may choose to attend any or all of the sessions throughout the 12 weeks.