Children & Youth Family Support
Our mission is to support, empower, and facilitate personal growth, independence, teamwork, and courage alongside children, youth, families, and community groups who are impacted by mental health issues and developmental disabilities.
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Our Support Services
Special Services for Families with Children with Special Needs.
This program is for children and youth who require support for skill acquisition and who reside in their family home.
An intervention worker will provide one-on-one support that includes appropriate social, life, or independent living skills building to be taught in the home or community.
All referrals will come from the MCFD Special Needs Social Worker and will be accepted dependent on available hours to provide the services being requested and the ability of Independence Networking Services to provide those services.
Mental Health Consultation, Training, and Support Program.
These programs are provided to children and youth, ages 0-18, who have a mental health disorder or who are at risk of developing a mental health disorder.
These services are designed to support a mental health clinician’s treatment plan to reduce the risk for a child or youth and assist in helping families build the capacity to cope with the impact of mental health issues in their children.
Referrals for the services will be initiated by the Ministry of Children and Family Development’s Child and Youth Mental Health Clinician(s). Referrals will include a service plan with goals and objectives developed in collaboration with Child and Youth Mental Health and the family.
This is a program for at-risk youth who are in the care of the Ministry for Children and Family Development and who are experiencing behavioural, trauma, emotional, and/or developmental disability issues that impact their ability to function at home, in school, and in the community.
All referrals will come through the Ministry for Children and Family Development Resource Social Worker.