WOUNDED WARRIORS CANADA CELEBRATES 1,000 KIDS SUPPORTED THROUGH WARRIOR KIDS CAMP AND VIRTUAL PROGRAM
Wounded Warriors Canada is proud to announce a significant milestone marking the 1,000th child to participate in our Warrior Kids Camp and Virtual Program.
Warrior Kids has been designed to provide support to children exposed to the secondary effects of trauma resulting from a Veteran or First Responder parent’s operational stress injury. Warrior Kids Camp is delivered in the spring, summer and fall and is followed by a six-week virtual program that is delivered in the winter months
We would like to extend our thanks and congratulations to the Ross family whose son Lochlan will be starting the Virtual Warrior Kids program this week as our 1,000 participant.
“Our family couldn’t be more grateful for the support on our journey that Wounded Warriors Canada has provided us already. Knowing our children are receiving the same extremely high level of care and support we already have experienced from this organization is immensely satisfying as a parent.Giving our sons the building blocks to set them up for success with their own mental health in the future makes us feel like we are being proactive in the right areas as parents.”
– Melanie Ross
“Children and teens are often overlooked as an essential piece to supporting first responder and military families impacted by an operational stress injury. We know that these invisible psychological injuries can be hard to understand and the changes young people witness in their family due to the injury can greatly impact them. The Warrior Kids programs provides an opportunity for children and youth to receive high quality and evidence informed supports focused on building resilience and allowing youth to know they are not alone. It has been an honour to be able to work with and get to know each of these amazing and inspiring 1000 youth throughout Canada!.”
– Jerris Popik MSW, RSW & Helena Hawryluk PhD, Warrior Kids Program Directors & Wounded Warriors Canada Associate Clinicians.