Pace Centre continues to provide essential services to the community at a modified capacity. Some of our staff continue to work remotely in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and our office has begun supporting some clients in person, while following the guidelines recommended by the Government of Alberta, and the Chief Medical officer to ensure that those impacted by sexual violence in our community receive safe and appropriate supports throughout this crisis.
The Pace Therapy team is providing in-person therapeutic support sessions when appropriate. Crisis Intervention, Intake and Psychological Support sessions are being provided over-the-phone and online by appointment only. To schedule an intake appointment or for crisis intervention support please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Pace office at 780-539-6692
Pace psycho-educational and support groups, including Kids Konnect, Caring Dads, and Intergenerational Healing: A Trauma Informed Approach to Parenting are currently on hold. Opportunities to restart in person groups adhering to COVID safety protocols are being explored at this time.
Women’s Support Group will be taking a break starting June 1, 2021 and returning in September 2021. If you are in immediate crisis please call the Mental Health Crisis Line at 1-877-303-2642. If this is regarding Sexual Violence, please call Alberta One Line at 1-866-403-8000.
Our Family Support team continues to offer a range of both in person and virtual supports via phone, text, and video to home.
Our Safe Visitation team is offering supervised visits at a reduced capacity in order to ensure the safety and well being of the children, families, and staff. We are currently exploring the possibility of adding an additional day for clients to access the Safe Visitation Program. For more information contact the Safe Visitation Coordinator at email@example.com or call the office at 780-539-6692.
Pace Public Education and Awareness is currently offering ONLINE and In-Person (when possible and in accordance with guidelines recommended by the Government of Alberta, and the Chief Medical officer) Community Support Training Workshops for Winter/Spring 2021. For more information contact our Public Education Coordinator at Public_Ed_Coordinator@pacecentre.com or go to the Community Support Training page www.pacecentre.com/community-support-training
Welcome to Pace Community Support, Sexual Assault, & Trauma Centre
At Pace we believe that anyone dealing with sexual assault, sexual abuse, crisis or trauma has the right to access skilled, caring and professional supports and services.
Programs & Services
Building safe and caring communities through support and education
Sexual Assault and Trauma Programs
Pace Sexual Assault and Trauma programs provide short-term counselling or longer-term therapy, to address trauma experienced in various forms, as a child, youth or adult. Pace employs a highly trained staff of therapists who have a specific set of specialized skills in providing trauma therapy. Clinical supervision is provided directly to therapists in support of ethical high-quality therapeutic practice.
Pace Support Programs provide a variety of specialized services aimed at educating and empowering clients, improving access to services, and fostering the development of safe and caring natural support networks for clients, in Grande Prairie and the Northwest region of Alberta. Pace Support Programs address a variety of client needs and often work in partnership with diverse regional government, not for profit, private workers, and service providers, to ensure client specific wrap-around services.
Public Awareness Programs
Public Awareness Programs include a variety of informational presentations, which range in focus from educating children and youth about childhood sexual abuse and sexual violence, to providing developmentally delayed and/or disabled individuals and their caregivers with educational supports to recognize healthy boundaries, safe and unsafe actions, and sexual harassment. The purpose of the Public Awareness Program is to affect community members attitudes and behaviors surrounding sexual abuse, assault, and harassment in a way that reduces these issues and their impact.
Community Support Training
Pace Community Support Training is dedicated towards improving services offered within our community by offering leading-edge training in best practice for community members, professionals, students, first responders, and frontline workers in our region. Workshops are facilitated by skilled, caring, and enthusiastic professionals with decades of training and experience, making this training invaluable.
Sex Trade Offender Program (STOP)
STOP is a post-court diversion program for first time offending sex buyers. Participants agree to spend a full day hearing directly about how sex trade survivors, families, neighborhoods, businesses, and communities are harmed by their actions. Each community partner is responsible for presenting different aspects of the impact purchasing sex has on the individual, the family, the community, and society. The Grande Prairie STOP program is presented in partnership with Grande Prairie RCMP, the Crown Prosecutor, Probation, Alberta Health Services, and ACT Medical.
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