The Family Services Program provides children and families with opportunities to grow through training and experience that will enhance the quality of life for the family as a whole.
We provide supports to families who have children in the Family centred Supports for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) program.
Services are provided based on approved funding, the family’s needs, the family’s approval, and appropriate staffing match.
The Action Group can provide the following supports when service is approved in a current FSCD agreement.
Out-Of-Home Living Arrangements is defined as a temporary home for a child when the child’s guardian is unable to meet their child’s needs in the family home. Out of home placements may be short- or long-term arrangements but are not intended to be a permanent placement for a child. Out of home placements are not intended to replace or supersede the guardian’s responsibilities for raising their child and are not intended or able to respond to emergency or crisis situations.
Extraordinary Child Care is defined as support to ensure that parents of children with disabilities have the support they require to attend work, school or training sessions.
Domestic Child Care is defined as support to help the family incorporate and coordinate the child’s care needs into one position. This service makes scheduling and coordination for support and service provision easier, provides the child with one consistent staff and simplifies on-going communication. Domestic child care may incorporate the following FSCD services: in-home respite, extraordinary child care and personal care.
Respite is defined as support to temporarily relieve parents from the full care and supervision demands of their child with a disability. Respite supports are intended to help strengthen the family’s ability to care for their child in the family home.
Community Support is defined as support to ensure that children with disabilities, who experience limitation in their ability to participate, have aide support they need in order to participate in recreational, social or community activities.
Personal Care is defined as support to assist a child with a disability with self-care, if applicable, and/or to assist with eating, bathing, washing and taking care of other personal hygiene needs.
Behavioral Support is defined as support to assist parents to address specific behaviors exhibited by the child and to increase or reinforce parent’s skills and strategies in managing the child’s behavior. Behavioral supports are intended to support the parent(s) to identify effective strategies and skills to address their child’s needs and to generalize the skills and strategies across the child’s natural environments.
Developmental Support is defined as support to promote the child’s development and provide support to the parents in relation to the child’s needs. Development support helps to sustain or improve the child’s level of ability and to prevent regression or a greater degree of dependence.
Specialized Services is defined as support for children who have a severe disability resulting in critical service needs that cannot be fully met by family, other programs and services or other less intrusive FSCD supports or services. Specialized services are provided based on the individual needs of the child and the guardian’s priorities, not on a child’s age or diagnosis. Specialized services are intended to provide direct support for children and support for families.
If you have any questions about specific services and supports in our Family Services program you can contact the Program Manager @ 403-782-8475 or firstname.lastname@example.org