The Parent Resource Centre’s Parent Support Services aim to provide client-centered, trauma-informed parenting support services with minimal access barriers.

Parent Support Services currently provides services to parents with children in transition. These children may be those involved with the Children’s Aid Society, those having difficulty functioning in mainstream schooling, those being re-integrated into their family of origin after prolonged separation or those with mental health concerns on their journey to wellness. Services are available to parents with children between the ages of 0 and 18 years of age.

 

Eligibility Criteria for Group Interventions

Parent Support Services include attachment-based group interventions held at the centre.

A client of the program will:

  • Be seeking support with parenting children in transition
  • Be understanding of the idea that in order to help kids, we help parents
  • Have a child between the ages of 0 to 18 years of age
  • Register for a session by calling the Parent Support Services Coordinator

 Eligibility Criteria for the In-Home Support Service

 Parent Support Services also offers the support of In-home Parent Support Teams available for one-on-one appointments and home visits, to support clients in:

  • Parent-child relationship building
  • Child development and behaviour guidance
  • Practical needs support
  • System navigation
  • Advocacy

Unlike the group interventions offered by Parent Support Services the In-home Parent Support Teams are reserved for clients who face significant economic and social barriers.

A client of the program will:

  • Be seeking support with parenting children in transition
  • Be understanding of the idea that in order to help kids, we help parents
  • Have a child between the ages of 0 to 18 years of age
  • Be facing significant economic and social barriers
  • Live within the area designated as “Ottawa’s green belt” or Kanata
  • Have completed an Intake with the Parent Support Services Coordinator