Healthy Families program is a voluntary home visitation program for new parents who can benefit from support. These services are offered at no cost to the family. Parents can begin the program pre-birth or post birth and continue as long as the family wishes, up to age 12 of the child. Support is driven by needs identified by the parents, and parents take an active role in determining their goals. A family support worker meets with the family in their home as often as once a week to provide support with such things as:
Challenges of parenting a new baby.
Activities to promote parent/child bonding and attachment.
Emotional health/postpartum depression.
Connecting to other community services.
Understanding baby`s growth and development.
Safety issues and childproofing your home.
Finding medical care and/or information during the last trimester.
The Families Moving Forward program
Support families and help them better understand their children who are affected by prenatal alcohol.
Give parents new skills and strategies to use when caring for their children with FASD.
Encourage family progress in a positive direction.
Restore hope and optimism to families caring for children with FASD.
Enable teachers and health care providers, as well as family members, to recognize the signs of FASD.
Educate individuals, families, and the community in evidence-based services they can offer to families with alcohol affected children.
Centre For Young Parents is FREE OF CHARGE to teens in Grande Prairie and the surrounding area.
Our program does not require parental signatures or doctor referrals. If you are pregnant or parenting, and under the age of 20, please give us a call so you can start taking advantage of all the services and assistance we have to offer you!
Services we offer:
On-site Nursery- Free of charge while participants are in school
Health Unit Nurse- Bi-weekly visits for immunizations
Clothing donation and exchange- Free supplies donated by the community