“An obstacle is often just a stepping stone”
Children North Family Support Centre has developed a program to serve the needs of children between the ages of 6 and 17, with treaty status, on or off reserve with special needs.
The aim of the program is to work cooperatively with families and educational facilities to ensure the child receives the best opportunities to succeed in school.
Our role will vary from client to client as we ensure that all of the students we work with have equal opportunities to be successful in attending school. We will identify the barriers a client is facing and address those barriers with the help of the family and the school in a cooperative manner, placing the needs of the student above all.
Specialized Support Facilitator (SSF)
Clients will have access to a SSF who will work with families and schools to provide support, advocate for and ensure the students receive the level of care needed to attend and be successful in school
This program is for children who meet the following criteria:
- Students with high needs
- Between the ages of 6 and 17
- Treaty status
- Living 0n/off reserve
Who have hgh needs such as:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Physically impaired
- Intellectually Impaired
- Severe behavior
- Other criteria may apply
Service Coordination Includes
- Outreach to and identification of First Nations Students requiring services
- Relationship development/maintenance with other health and social services providers
- Improved access to services required to succeed in school
- Inclusion of culturally appropriate and safe resources
- Elimination of barriers to educational success
- Meeting future needs of students and their families
If you know a student who is struggling at school due to physical, mental or emotional challenges or barriers, please contact us!