OTHER PROGRAMS & SERVICES

  Parenting Skills Program
  Friendship Skills Progam
  Booster Program
  Lunch Program

Parenting Skills Program - access: Open to the community

The Parenting Skills Program is designed to help children and youth succeed through strengthening families by teaching positive parenting skills, building effective family management and increasing positive family communication. The parent-focused, group-based program teaches parenting skills in a group setting, using video-based examples, power point presentations, role playing and group discussions. We focus on building parents’ skills in encouraging positive behaviours, being positively involved with their children and effectively and consistently handling problem behaviours..

Contact CRFSS at 250.287.2421 for specific information regarding this program.

Funders: BC Gaming Policy & Enforcement Grant and Local Society Fundraising

Friendship Skills Program - access: Open to the community

Friendship Skills Program provides group services for vulnerable “at risk” children between 8-15 years of age. In a safe, therapeutic environment, children and youth are supported as they learn age and socially appropriate behavior including communication skills, understanding what motivates behavior and how to improve family and peer relations. Referrals to these groups come from social workers, mental health professionals, schools, families and other community resources. Groups have been developed to address specific areas of skill development and include groups addressing bullying, anxiety, social isolation (including cyber bullying) and groups for children whose parents are going through separation and/or divorce. Groups run an average of 6 to 8 weeks (meeting once a week) or can run for 10 weeks or longer. All groups are facilitated by 2 qualified Child and Family Counsellors. The groups offered, support the community’s capacity to strengthen children and families by promoting non-intrusive, supportive strategies to achieve outcomes.

Contact CRFSS at 250.287.2421 for specific information regarding this program.

Funders: BC Gaming Policy & Enforcement Grant and Local Society Fundraising

Booster Program - access: Open to the community

Booster Program provides short-term (1 to 2 sessions) support services to families who have received services through the “Family Support Program” offered by our agency. Families who receive services in the Family Support Program are identified as high risk and are provided the intensive support they need to stay together and care for their children in their homes and their community. Services include support, self-sufficiency building skills, crisis intervention, referrals to other community services and advocacy. Services are provided by qualified Family Support Workers and are offered mainly on an outreach basis, in the client’s home or other community setting. These intensive services are time limited (6 months to a year) and provide the necessary skill building to enable families to stay together. This “rapid response” and quick access to services prevent family breakdown and re-occurrence of the issues that brought the families into needing services.

Funders: BC Gaming Policy & Enforcement Grant and Local Society Fundraising

Lunch Program - access: Open to the community

Lunch Program continues to evolve to meet the needs of some of the community’s most “at risk” persons. At this time, the focus of the Lunch Program is to connect with homeless, high-risk pregnant youth (up to approximately 24) in an effort to link them to more traditional pre-natal services. Our Pregnancy Outreach Program worker is able to develop relationships with these women and they are provided with emergency food, vitamins, and other supplies. At any given time there are approximately 10 street entrenched pregnant women living on the streets in Campbell River. All efforts are made to ensure a healthy pregnancy within the limits of reality as to the living conditions that these women face, by ensuring a measure of food security and a connection to available services. The women are also provided with sleeping bags, mats, warm winter coats, etc. that have been donated to the program.

Contact CRFSS at 250.287.2421 for specific information regarding this program.

Funders: BC Gaming Policy & Enforcement Grant and Local Society Fundraising

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