Since 1957, the John Howard Society of Peterborough (JHSP) has been providing programs and services in the community. Our programs and services include youth, young adults, all genders and families and our work is both justice and community based with an aim to do the following:
A large part of what we do is education and positive skill development. We work with individuals to build on what they know and to foster connectedness. Community resiliency is having the tools and resources to manage the day to day challenges of life.
If you don’t understand how your behaviours impact yourself, family, neighbours, friends, co-workers and community, how can you change them? All our programs offer opportunities to examine oneself, beliefs and attitudes. By providing new information and skills, individuals are better able to problem solve and think before they act. The focus is on the behaviour, not the person.
When someone is accountable there is a willingness to challenge old beliefs that endorse negative behaviours and to accept responsibility for one’s actions. When people are accountable, they are open to learning new skills. They are building their personal resilience and becoming good citizens.