Project Description

S.T.A.R. Program

Logo of the S.T.A.R. program - Stop The Abuse in Relationships Program

Counselling is available in all secondary schools in Haldimand and Norfolk for female and male students who:

  • have witnessed abuse
  • have experienced abuse in a dating relationship, either as the victim or as the abuser
  • have been a victim of sexual assault / abuse
  • have experienced other forms of abuse in dating or peer relationships, e.g. bullying, harrassment
  • want information and help to support a friend in an abusive situation

Classroom presentations are available at the request of a student or teacher on issues including:

  • Abuse
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Female Empowerment

Resource and Referral information is available.

Women’s Services can be contacted for help in understanding, supporting and advocating for teens who have experienced abuse.

A counsellor is available at each secondary school in Haldimand and Norfolk every week during the school year. Appointments can be made through Students Services at each school or by calling Women’s Services.

Support is available through Women’s Services crisis line, 24 hours/day, 365 days/year. Anonymous calls are accepted.

Note: Females 16 and over can be referred for any of the services at Haldimand and Norfolk Women’s Services