When children are found to be in need of protection as defined by the “Child and Family Services Act” Intensive Family Support services are offered to reduce risk and build on family strengths. The intent of the “Intensive Family Support” program is to provide services to high risk families with children in their home and community. Its purpose is to prevent children, who are identified as “at risk”, from being removed from their home and place in care. Intensive Family Support also assists in the reunification of children with their family whenever safe and possible.
The aims of the service are to prevent children from being removed from their families and to have children remain in their parents care following discharge from the program. The service also aims to assist in the reunification of children with their family whenever safe and possible.
We do this by: