This is how the program can help support families:
Referrals and Advocacy
The Children’s Services Program helps clients and their families access prenatal care, parenting, cultural needs, harm reduction services and referrals for drug and alcohol treatment both on-and-off reserve.
Vision: to create conditions in which parental and infant health will flourish.
Goals: 1) to prevent FASD births, and 2) improve the knowledge, skills, and quality of life of FASD affected children , mothers, fathers and families.
- Case Management for clients and families in Kenora and on-reserve
- Prevention through community outreach and education on issues such as family planning, risks of alcohol and drugs during pregnancy
- Training to community front line workers
Indigenous Child Nutrition
The Indigenous Child Nutrition Program provides child nutrition activities, workshops, & nutritional supports for healthy development of children & their extended families.
Healthy Babies, Healthy Children: First Nations Based Program Support
The Healthy Babies Health Children Program is a prevention and/or early intervention initiative designed to identify children/families at risk and to promote and support child health and development.
The program is voluntary and open to any Indigenous family with children between 0—4 years of age. Urban Indigenous families may also access this program through the local public health unit or the Nechee Friendship Centre.
- Provide information and support to mothers, children and families to improve outcomes and chances of healthy child development.
- Provide intervention and support to the family related to parenting skills, child development information and linkages to community services.