The Family Support Program is a voluntary prevention service that works in collaboration with Nogdawindamin to ensure that culturally appropriate support services are provided to children, youth and families.
The Family Support Program provides support and assistance to high-risk families in identifying their strengths and weaknesses and work with them in striving to reach their goals. Family Support Workers can provide assistance and support to children and families to resolve child welfare crisis and co-operatively plan and carry out actions designed to divert future and/or similar crisis.
Services may include:
- Family Support/Advocacy
- In-Home Support;
- Cultural Services;
- Being a part of the investigations;
- Consultation, case conferences and case reviews;
- Assist with Service Plans, consulting with the Band Representative with all cases;
- Provide internal and external resources and referrals.
Family Support Workers also provide primary and secondary prevention programming to clients within the community. Programming focuses on child and family relationships and may include programming such as; Triple P Parenting and Parents as Teachers.