Family Development Response

Intensive In-Home Support Program

Participant Prerequisite:   Aboriginal parents referred by the Ministry of Children and Family Development.


Program Description

kwenanlatel intensive parent support program iconFamily Development Response program provides short term, 3 to 6 months, intensive service to families who have been identified as being in need of interventions and who are at high risk of removal due to issues impacting the safety and well being of their children. The Family Development Response Worker visits the family’s home and works collaboratively with the family to develop goals and activities to assist in reducing risks identified by MCFD.

This program operates under a closed intake MCFD referral process.  Download Referral Form.mcfd referral form download


Philosophy

program icon box The philosophy of this program is to provide “at-risk” Aboriginal families experiencing MCFD involvement with intense in home support through traditional parenting, learning and healing.


Needs Addressed

program icon eagleAboriginal families, who are experiencing Ministry involvement due to challenges in parenting, including:

• Social and emotional support
• Cultural connection
• Addiction issues
• Domestic violence
• Parenting skills
• Child development
•Mental health
• Neglect / Abuse of children
• Grief and loss
• Housings
• Nutrition
• Self-care and identity
• Connecting with community resources
• Trauma and parenting
• Communication skills and boundary setting

Program Services

program icon orcaThe Family Development Response worker visits the family's home and works collaboratively with the family to develop goals and activities to reduce risks identified by MCFD amd to provides information from an Aboriginal perspective on the following topics:

• Addictions & Parenting
• Trauma & Parenting
• Communication Skills and Boundary Setting
• Breaking the Cycle of Violence
• Grief & Loss
• Positive Parenting & Child Development
• Life Skills
• Nutrition
• Self-Care & Identity


Goals

program icon wolf• Increased parenting skills among Aboriginal families
• All Aboriginal children will grow up in a safe and healthy environment
• Aboriginal families remain connected to their family of origin and are aware of their cultural identity.


Outcomes

program icon salmon• Participants skills and awareness will increase to effectively parent their children.
• Participants will gain an increased understanding of the risks / behaviours that impact the safety of their children.


All Programs

KWEN'AN'LATEL  |  WALKING TOGETHER
Intensive Parent Support Program

FAMILY DEVELOPMENT RESPONSE
In-Home Support Program

L, KI, L  (LTH,KEE,L)  |  CONFIDENCE
Child and Youth Mental Health Program

NIL YEK OLs  |  HER HOPE
Sexual Abuse Intervention Program

JOURNEYS OF THE HEART
Cultural Learning Program

Supportive Access Program
Supportive Access Program

Family Preservation
Family Preservation



MCFD Referred Programs

mcfd referral form icon


»   Intensive Parent Support
»   Sexual Abuse Intervention



Your Rights & Responsbilities

As a Community member you have certain Rights and Responsibilites while participating in the Programs at Hulitan. These commitments help our staff and you, to be successful.



Code of Ethics

All counselors abide by two Codes of Ethics, the Traditional Native Code of Ethics, as well as, the British Columbia Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics.



Grievance Policy & Appeals

The Society maintains a , Grievance Policy and Appeals Process by which a client can file a grievance, without any retaliation or barriers to services. All concerns are important to us.



Family Development Response Team
Contacts

intensive parent support program link

FAMILY DEVELOPMENT RESPONSE WORKER
Montana Livingstone

mlivingstone@hulitan.ca


FAMILY DEVELOPMENT RESPONSE WORKER
Laurie Kennedy

lkennedy@hulitan.ca