Outcomes Report (2014-15)

OCS Annual Outcomes Report 2014-2015

Programs and Services Counselling Services (CS) OCS’s Counselling Services are comprised of the following three program areas: 1. Family Counselling (FC) 2. Suicide Prevention, Education and Counselling Program (SPEAC) 3. Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre (SAC) We have a strong and culturally diverse team of men and women with Master’s level training in counselling psychology and art therapy/expressive therapies. The team works very collaboratively with one another and with our community partners to provide an integrated approach to service delivery. Our underlying service philosophy is steeped within a strengths- based and solution-focused model. The team strives to help their clients find hope and to see their strengths and resilience, as well as to build upon these going forward. We provide placements for Master’s level internship students on an ongoing basis throughout the year. Outcomes in Counselling Services this Year OCS’s Counselling programs served almost double the number of clients in 2014-15 than in the previous year, with the same staffing numbers.

2014-15 .. 565 clients (not including additional family members who occasionally attended) 2013-14 .. 300 clients

Due to the transition to electronic outcomes tracking this year, data for the 2014-15 year has not been aggregated. The outcomes being measured and transitioned into the electronic system are listed below.

1. Family Counselling (FC)

Short-term Outcomes

Intermediate Outcomes

Long-Term Outcomes

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Increased self-awareness Increased awareness around family dynamics Increased coping skills Increased communication skills

Increased personal responsibility

Decreased domestic violence incidents

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Decreased family conflict Increased family harmony

Decreased child protection interventions

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Increased community connectedness Increased resilience

Decreased isolation

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