The Parent Resource Centre’s Family Resilience Program (FRP) has four core objectives:
- increase the social functioning and parenting capacity of the family
- to support children's healthy development;
- to support the development of positive parenting skills; and
- support clients in the shift to more mainstream services when ready.
and provides client-centered, trauma-informed parenting support services with minimal access barriers.
The Family Resilience Program is a support service for vulnerable high-risk families (parents and children 0-18) that are not connected or able to access community parenting services. FRP offers families short-term interventions based on the family’s capacity and strengths.
FRP also offers services in the client’s home or at the centre in a group setting. The In-home Support Services are reserved for clients who face significant economic and social barriers. The In-home Team provides variety of supports including but not limited to:
● short term situational counselling
(as it relates to parenting stressors)
● assistance with system navigation
● advocacy/working collaboratively with other service providers.
This may include accompanying clients to appointments with other service providers.
● education on topics relevant to client’s circumstances includes but not limited to:
- behaviour guidance
- child development
- building healthy relationships between parents and children
- parental stress and self care
- health and safety
- establishing rules and routine
Parents will increase their knowledge, skills, and confidence in raising children with challenging behaviours, developemental delays, and/or mental health diagnoses. They will learn to balance their own needs so that they can meet the needs of the children in their care.