Family Development Services are provided on an outreach basis to families where children are determined to be in an unhealthy or risky home environment. These children may be in need of protective services or to be at risk of removal from the home unless significant intervention and change occurs. The service focuses on reducing risks to the children and assisting in the development or restoration of a safe and healthy home environment.
Family Development Services include early itervention, assessment, prevention and other support activities for children and families experiencing stress, parenting challenges, or early signs of abuse, neglect or other risks to child well-being.
The service is for families who live on the Southern Gulf Islands (Salt Spring, Galiano, Mayne, Saturna and Pender Islands) with children aged 0-18 years.
Access to Service
Access to this service is via referal from the Child Protection social worker responsible for the Salt Spring Island and the Outer Gulf Islands.