Children and Youth Services offers a wide variety of family-centered programs and respite services to children with disabilities and their families.
The Early Intervention Program (EIP) is a home- and community-based educational and support program for families whose child is 0 - 3.5 years of age and has two or more developmental delays / concerns, or a diagnosed disability. EIP's service areas are Strathcona County, the City of Fort Saskatchewan, Leduc County and Beaumont.
Family Support offers short-term relief and support to families of children with special needs, including in-home relief, group programs for children and teens, and parent network support groups. Its service area includes Strathcona County and Fort Saskatchewan.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you having difficulties at home with your child’s behaviour?
Do you want to understand why your child acting this way?
Do you need more information and support to manage your child’s needs?
Do you need more parenting tools to meet the needs of your whole family?
Many families who have a child with a disability have questions about how best to support their child. Family Behaviour Consultation (FBC) is a support program that helps parents understand their child’s disability, increases their parenting tool kit, and support the overall wellness of their family.
1. What is the role of the Family Behavioural Consultant?
Support you to understand your child’s needs in order to teach new skills. Increase your understanding of your child’s disability to change problem behaviour. Introduce the principles of positive parenting to promote overall family wellness.
2. How can Services be accessed?
Your child must have an active Family Support for Children with Disabilities agreement. If you are eligible, your FSCD worker or agency can make a referral to the program.
3. What supports are available?
Targeted behavioural and/or developmental consultation, education, and resources (i.e.: Triple P Parenting Program). Your Consultant can meet with you individually to address your concerns. Visits and times are flexible and can occur in a variety of settings. Your Consultant may offer support through group sessions and may attend case conferences. Connect you to other community supports and resources.
4. How long can the services be accessed?
Services are usually accessed for 6 months. Services can be extended in consultation with your FSCD worker and your FBC Consultant.
5. Is there a cost?
There is no charge.
FBC is delivered in partnership with Family Support for Children with Disabilities.