Family Services

Family Support

We understand that every family could use extra support. The ultimate goal of the programs are to keep families together, help families solve problems on their own, and help families recognize and focus on the things that are working in their relationships.

Protection Family Support Services

We work with families to address issues that led to involvement with the Ministry and Children and Family Development (MCFD). Each referral from MCFD has individualized goals. CBFRS workers help their clients attain these goals through mentoring, role modeling, helping to build communication, trust and problem solving.

Voluntary Family Support Services

The service is for families who are experiencing personal, family or social issues and are open to accepting services to assist them. Some of these issues might include: relationships with other family members, challenges of living in a step-family or blended family, dealing with the impact of separation and divorce, parent/teen conflict, dealing with grief and loss, anger management, and/or difficulties in school. The program will accept parents who self-refer or referred by their families. We will also accept referrals from other community agencies such as counsellors, mental health  clinicians, teachers, The East Kootenay Addictions Society, etc. however your family will need to contact the team leader before starting services.

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Child and Youth Support

The Columbia Basin Family Resource Society works one-on-one with children and youth who need extra support maintaining happy and healthy lives. Child and youth care workers help kids by developing social and life skills, achieving personal goals and facilitating activities with their clients in the community.

Protection Child and Youth Services

The Columbia Basin Family Resource Society works one-on-one with children and youth who have been referred by the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD). Child and Youth care workers help kids by developing appropriate social and life skills, achieving personal goals and facilitating activities with their clients in the community. Each referral from MCFD has individualized goals. CBFRS workers help their clients attain these goals through mentoring, role modeling, helping to build communication, trust and problem solving. We value the strengths that children and youth already possess and work hard to provide them with a program that builds on those strengths.

Voluntary Child and Youth Services

This services is for youth who are experiencing personal, family or social issues and are open to accepting services to assist them. Some of these issues might include: relationships with family members, other adults and peers, challenges of living in a step-family or blended family, coping skills, low self-esteem, dealing with the impact of separation and divorce, coming out, feeling hopeless or thinking about suicide, feeling isolated or abandoned, self-harm and risk-taking behaviours, dealing with grief and loss, anger management, and/or difficulties in school.

Work and Independent Skills Program

For youth aged 16-18 who have entered into a youth agreement with the Ministry of Child and Family Development (MCFD). The purpose of these agreements are to encourage independence, return to school, and/or gain work experience and life skills, and protect a youth’s right to maintain happy and healthy independence. For more specific information about Youth Agreements, please contact the MCFD office 250-423-5311.

We support youth to uphold their agreements by teaching and assisting with skills such as budgeting, maintaining a residence, healthy and safe food preparations, resume writing, job hunting, and communication. We can help youth access services, self-advocate and plan for their education.

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Supervised Access

Supervised access provides supervision for families who have children in the care of MCFD. We know how difficult it can be to have your children in care of the MCFD. We want these visits to be a time for positive interactions between you and your children and promote healthy child development while you work on the protection issues laid out in the referral from MCFD. The CBFRS can also provide you with parenting support and education when requested by either you or your social worker.

The program will accept families referred directly to the CBFRS by the Ministry of Children & Family Development. Please contact MCFD for further information around eligibility criteria at 250-423-5311

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