Free Foundational Family Services

Group Services

We are proud to collaborate with Child and Community Resources in offering Foundational Family Services to help families access quality services and talented professionals in the North by connecting them to the programs and supports that best meet their family's needs. 

*To register, please note that interested parties must have an OAP number

 

Vocational Workshop

For ages 13 to 18yrs

Group 1: October 5th - November 23rd 2022 | Group 2: February 8th - March 29th 2023 | 6-8PM | 1 Session/week for 8 weeks

 

Want to learn how to make money? Want to learn how to volunteer? Are you ready to join the workforce? Join us from the comfort of your own home to learn how to pursue jobs you might be interested in. By the end of the group, you’ll know how to search online for jobs, you’ll know what you need to write a resume you can hand out to potential employers, and you’ll have practice with an ‘actual’ interview situation. Take the next steps toward being a part of your community!
 

Caregivers

Participants will join group sessions online with 1-2 facilitators. Peers will learn alongside each other how to search for employment (volunteer or paid), actively apply for jobs, and participate in interviews. Participants will be expected to complete a mock interview in their final session individually with a novel facilitator (i.e., not with the whole group present) so they may demonstrate the skills they learned in the previous 7 sessions.

Who is eligible? 

Not suitable for youth with severe challenging behaviours that place themselves or others at risk when in the community; youth who are unable to navigate a computer independently.

8 spaces available per group | Virtual Program Only

The Incredible 5-Point Scale 

For Caregivers

Group 1: April 25th, 2022 | Group 2: November 21st 2022 | Group 3: January 30th 2022 | 2-3 individual follow-up consultations

In our virtual group session, we will discuss a strategy that may help with communication around emotional or social scenarios: The Incredible 5-Point Scale. Children or youth who are interested in learning about the strategy for themselves are welcome to join their parents! In the weeks following, we will meet individually with each family (virtual or in person) up to 3 more times to support the development of their own individualized scales that can be used within the home. We will discuss any successes or barriers to using the scales and whether any ‘tweaking’ has to be made to make the scales more effective for you and your family.

Helps with:

  • Caregiver Training

  • Emotional Regulation

  • Social Skills

  • Visuals

5 spaces available per group 

Understanding Relationships with Circles® 

For ages 3 to 8yrs

Group 1: August 16th 2022 | Group 2: January 17th 2023 | 2hr workshop with up to 6hrs individual follow-up coaching

Based on the Circles® Curriculum, parents will join a virtual group session to learn about one strategy we can use to teach about different degrees of talk, touch, and trust associated with various people in their child’s life. This program fosters communication about social and relationship boundaries and helps parents develop a visual support to teach these concepts to their child. In the weeks following the virtual group session, we will meet individually with each family (virtual or in person) up to 3 more times to support the development of their own individualized ‘Circles’ that can be used for reference within the home. We will discuss any successes or barriers to using this visual to explain these concepts to your child, and whether any ‘tweaking’ has to be made to make the visual more effective for you and your child.
It is recommended that your child not attend the virtual workshop; however, it may be appropriate for them to attend follow-up consultations with their parent and the facilitator.

Helps with:

  • Caregiver Training

  • Skill Building

  • Social Skills

  • Visuals

5 spaces available per group 

SibShop 

For ages 9 to 12yrs

August 27 & 28th 2022 | Saturday & Sunday 9:30am-3:30pm (12hrs total)

SibShops are events which provide 8-13 year old brothers and sisters of children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) an opportunity to meet other siblings in a relaxed, recreational setting. SibShops intersperse information and discussion activities with high-energy games, new friends, and craft activities to get children talking, laughing, and learning. An introduction to ASD will be included to provide participants with a better understanding of the disorder and how it may impact their sibling.

Who is Eligible?

Best suited for siblings of children with autism who are interested in not only learning about ASD, but also meeting other siblings, having fun, laughing, and talking about the good and not-so-good parts of having a sibling with special needs.

Helps with:

  • Applied Behaviour Analysis

  • Resilience

  • Siblings

 

8 spaces available per group | In person workshop

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