“A family living in a state of wellbeing, which is balanced and in keeping with cultural traditions, will ensure that strong and heathy children grow up to lead our future generations”
Our program’s mission is to provide families living on reserve in Saik’uz, Nadleh Whut’en, Stellat’en, Takla, Yekooche, Lake Babine Nation, Burns Lake Band, Wet’suwet’en, Nee Tahi Buhn, Skin Tyee and Cheslatta with access to support and resources to ensure the holistic wellness and safety needs of their children are met.
Goal of the Program
The goal of the program is to keep children and families together and increase the family’s ability to safely care and nurture their children.
· Advocacy and support for families so they know and understand their legal rights and due process when involved with the Ministry of Children and Family Development
· Support to set and achieve goals to address child protection concerns or life skills goals directed at family well-being
· Referrals to other programs and resources, which may be of benefit to meeting goals (such as counselling, treatment, health care needs, legal support, etc.)
· Life skills and parenting education, one-on-one or in groups, such as Food Skills for Families
· Family events and support groups
· Pre-natal, early childhood and ages and stages development support and education
Support may be provided in the family’s home, in the community, or at the office of a variety of other service providers.
We currently provide early childhood development programming, based on the life-cycle model, providing support to families from preconception until a child in the home is 19 years of age or older.
Our program is co-funded by the Ministry of Child and Family Development and the First Nations Health Authority. Services are voluntary and free of charge to clients who fit within our mandate of service provision. We receive referrals from clients themselves, and also from Social Workers, Medical Professionals, Legal Professionals, Child Care Providers, Teachers, Principals, Counsellors and Women’s Shelters, or any other source.
For more information about our program, contact:
Family Preservation & Maternal Child Health
240 West Stewart St
Toll Free: 1-866-567-2333
Last modified: Monday 27-Aug-18 16:13:43 PDT