The Key Worker and Parent Support Program helps families of children and youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and similar neurodevelopmental conditions (birth to 19 years).
Goals of the program:
- To help families with children and youth stay together
- To reduce the feelings of frustration for children and youth
- To help families, professionals and service providers understand FASD and similar conditions
- To help families and children build on strengths and successes
- To offer families and children ongoing emotional and practical support
- Home visits to work with families and children
- Education and information given to families
- Workshops for families to attend
- Support offered for parents and students at school & community meetings
- Help for families with paper work and in understanding reports
- Help for families to access an assessment
- New strategies for families to help their children
- Ideas presented to help children and youth
- Connection to services and resources
Parent Support Group offers:
- A chance to talk to other parents who understand
- A chance to share ideas, information, challenges and successes
- A chance to gain some education and a better understanding
- A chance to learn practical strategies
- A chance to feel supported, make friends and have some laughs
- Information and resources available to the community
- Consultation, training and workshops available to the community
- Community meeting is facilitated
The Key Worker Program is available to all families with children/youth with FASD or similar conditions who have been diagnosed or are waiting for a diagnosis.
You can refer yourself to the FASD Key Worker Program and the Parent Support Program by contacting the FASD Key Worker directly at 250 549-1281 ext.215 or you can be referred by another NONA program or community agency.
The Key Worker Program is available to all families with children/youth with FASD or complex neuro developmental differences who have been diagnosed or are waiting for a diagnosis.
You can refer to the Key Worker/Parent Support Program yourself. Click here to access the form. Other NONA Programs, doctors, community health nurses and other professionals can also make referrals to this program. The Key Worker/Parent Support Program is voluntary and free of charge.
Key Worker/Parent Support Program Supervisor