Children’s Services

Little ExplorerEarly Intervention Program

In order to continue to offer services to children in shelter we are using a new program model that focuses on group work with children with a primary focus on safety planning and healthy attachment between parents and children.

Highlights of this program include:

  • Working with parents on comprehensive children’s safety plans.
  • Crisis support through groups and individual supportive counselling with the parent, and parent coaching.
  • The Family Residential Early Intervention Worker provides parents with tools to understand the effects of trauma and domestic conflict on child development with a strong focus on ACE’s.
  • Encouragement of parents through role modeling and providing resources and warm referrals for ongoing community supports and congruency in care.
  • This is an integrative role between the residential program and the child & youth program with a purpose of creating a wraparound support to families. The worker liaises between programs to ensure all family needs are being addressed.

Children’s Outreach Program

  • Provides counselling services and support to children and adolescents utilizing an integrative approach, including therapeutic play
  • Parent coaching, education and support
  • Parent Groups (positive Parenting, Parenting Neurodiverse Kids, ADHD/ADD)

Who can access this program?

  • Residents of Wheatland County – Children and adolescents who have been exposed to family violence and abuse are given priority but the program provides support to children and adolescents experiencing a variety of difficulties including: Grief and loss, separation and divorce, anxiety, depression, ADHD/ADD and other school adjustment issues.
  • Self referrals are welcome