Family services 2Community Action Program For Children

The Community Action Program for Children (CAPC) is a federal initiative that provides a supportive learning environment for parents, other caregivers, and their children aged 0 to 6. The focus is on family support, education and resource distribution.

The Parents of Young Children Program operates weekly on Fridays from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm in Port Hardy at the North Island Building Blocks Centre. One-to-one home visits are available.

Within this group, participants meet other parents facing similar challenges. They have the opportunity to share and learn from one another as well as gain more information concerning resources in their community. There is no referral necessary to attend. Please contact the Program Coordinator for admission.

Program Focus
• children in families with a low income
• aboriginal children living off reserve
• adolescent parents
• parents who have not graduated from high school
• socially/culturally isolated parents who lack a support network
• parents living in remote communities without parent support services
• parents with substance misuse
Program Offers
• a safe, supportive learning environment for children and their parents
• quality early childhood resources
• family support, education and resources
• support for pregnant women
• formal and informal group systems
• one-to-one home visits
• opportunities to build capacity
• flexible local programs
• parental involvement
Guiding Principles
• children first
• strengthening and supporting families
• equity and accessibility
• flexibility
• community-based
• partnerships

Funded By: Public Health Agency of Canada

Family LifeFamily Life
The Family Life Program is funded by the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD). The referrals for service come directly from MCFD, as identified by Social Workers.
This support is provided to the identified at-risk families with children, as well as individuals who have been placed on a youth agreement. The Family Life, Special Services team is a group of qualified, caring workers who provide support to families and youth who have involvement with MCFD. Workers assist families by establishing foundations to build, maintain, and function as a healthy family unit. Outreach services are provided in the home and in the community. The program operates Monday to Friday 9AM to 5PM.

• Assist person(s) served in reaching their goals
• Assist social worker in identifying strengths and challenges of person(s) served
• Routine intervention, behavior management and life skills training
• Develop intervention procedures to assist person(s) served in reaching their goals
• Monitors progress and well-being of person(s) served
• Assist social worker in evaluating the effectiveness of the planned support
• Provides suggestions for the modification of person(s) served progress plan when necessary
• Identifies other issues which present themselves and brings them to the attention of the social worker
• Recognizes potential crisis situations, analyzes situations, develops strategies to deal with such situations
• Acts as an advocate for the person(s) served/family when necessary
• Maintains transparency and open communication with all invested parties
• Maintains necessary reporting requirements and statistics

Foster Family image Foster Family Support Program Description

The Foster Family Support Program provides services to foster families and relatives who are providing care for children on behalf of MCFD within the Mount Waddington Regional District. The referrals for service are made by MCFD or the foster families can self-refer.
The goal of the program is to provide support services to foster families and MCFD social workers. Qualified support can make all the difference to families who have opened their homes to children in need. North Island Community Services Society Foster Family Support program provides consistent and specialized support to foster parents. We work to makes these community placements as successful as possible with a family-focused community-based approach. The Foster Family Support Program is funded by the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD).
What you can expect from the Foster Family Support Program:
In-home/outreach support by the Foster Family Support Coordinator
Support in legal matters or at planning meetings
Support with the challenges of navigating the MCFD system
A place to connect with other foster parents with common concerns for the purpose of supporting each other
Advocacy for foster families and the children and youth in their care
Referrals to other agencies when necessary to connect a family, child or youth to a formal support/resource
Intervention provided to maintain or prompt a change in behaviour, condition or functioning of children, youth and/or the family (Behavioural Consultant)
Training and Education: improving skills and building awareness of resources in the community

Funded By: Ministry of Children & Family Development

• Outreach/in-home setting (with some flexibility)
• Assess person(s) served/family needs and make appropriate referral to other agencies when necessary
Funded By: Ministry of Children & Family Development



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