For parents whose children are diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Parents work closely with the family counsellor to:
- explore and understand the diagnosis
- review "typical" ADD/ADHD child or teen development
- identify strengths and related challenges
- create parenting strategies to help the child be successful in their home, community and school.
For more information about this program, please contact Shelly Chvala at (250) 545-3572.
Young Parents Program
For pregnant and/or young parents (under age of 19). Child and Family Counsellor works with participants to:
- promote healthy pregnancy and parenting
- increase safety of children born to young parents
- strengthen family connections
- provide knowledge of and access to community resources
For more information on this program, please contact Dianne Green at (250) 545-3572.
Families work closely with the family counsellor to:
- develop parenting strategies
- improve family relationships
- increase family’s ability to problem solve
- The family, social worker and counsellor meet to develop goals and review progress.
To access this program, please contact the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) at (250) 558-2700.
Permanency Planning Program
For children who are being adopted through the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD). The adoption triad (birth family, foster placement and the adoptive family) collaborate to fit the needs of the children as they adjust to their new family.
For more information on this program, please contact MCFD at (250) 558-2700.
Family Based Treatment Program
A voluntary service for families of children/youth age 7-17 with a diagnosed mental health disorder. Service focuses on:
- coping strategies
- life skills
- parenting ability
- emotional stability
For more information on this program, please contact Child and Youth Mental Health (CYMH) at (250) 558-2775.
Intensive Family Support Program (IFSP)
A collaborative program developed with MCFD where reunification is the goal. IFSP program builds on the strengths of the family and develops clear and specific goals to support reunification. IFSP is accessed through referral from MCFD.