Program focus: Behaviour Difficulty, Child Development, Mental Health, Parenting
The Community Support program works in partnership with other service providers to develop and deliver flexible mental health services that are responsive to unmet and emerging needs of children from birth to age 12 and their families.
Programs are based on current best practice and determinants of health and are created in relation to needs identified in the community in cooperation with community partners and families. Activities in the program include groups, workshops and presentations to families and/or community organizations to increase awareness and facilitate knowledge transfer to enhance the social emotional well-being of families with children under 12 years of age.
Program goals are to assist families in establishing and achieving their goals for the healthy development of their children; to enable children to function more successfully in all social contexts (home, school, neighbourhood); and to enhance the capacity of the community to promote the healthy development of children.
The services strive to be accessible to all families in relation to location, literacy level and cultural sensitivity. Areas of service include:
Program provides parenting workshops and presentations; parenting groups; class wide anti-bullying and social skills programs; and staff training.
Program provides parent education, parent groups, and participates in community development activities.
Program provides parenting groups, children’s groups, brief counselling, staff consultation and training to school and shelter staff.
Program provides parent education, groups, and brief consultation on topics related to children under 6 years of age.