Tri-City Transitions Society will present a pair of free classes - one for kids, one for parents, both beginning in April - as part of its Children Who Witness Abuse (CWWA) program:
• Lion Tamers, an anger management group for children seven to nine years old, is an art counselling program for children who have witnessed physical, emotional or verbal abuse and need support learning healthy ways to express their anger. The class runs from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, April 6 to June.
• The Courage to Parent is a four-week parenting group for parents whose families have been affected by family violence and have children seven to 18 years of age. It's designed especially for parents to share experiences and learn more about their unique parenting concerns in a safe and supportive environment. It runs from 1 to 3 p.m. on four consecutive Tuesdays starting April 5 at 200-2540 Shaughnessy St., Port Coquitlam.
For more information or to register for either program, call 604-941-7111. Info is also available at www.tricitytransitions.com.
Funds for the CWWA program are provided by the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, the United Way of the Lower Mainland and by grants from the CKNW Orphan's Fund.