Family Support

Volunteer Miramichi has a stand alone department dedicated to working with children and adults who need assistance in their day to day lifestyle.

 

Philosophy

It is our philosophy to advocate for the children we service; for their safety and wellbeing.  We support, protect and enhance the family unit by working to keep the children in their homes and/or assisting with the reunification of families.  We abide by the Family Services Act and work hand in hand with The Department of Social Development

Services Offered

LIFE SKILLS WITH CHILDREN/TEENS
• Role Modeling
• Cooking
• Money -Money Management, Banking etc.
• Self Esteem/Self Concept/Self Worth
• Anger Management
• Homework Assistance/computer access
• Resume building, job searching

LIFE SKILLS – ADULTS
•  Budgeting
• Community Resources, networking
• Time Management, routine building
• Cooking/ Meal Preparation/Grocery Shopping/Couponing
• Home Management
• Resume building, job searching
• Nutrition
• Parenting (Ages and stages of development , attachment)

SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN/ADULTS
• Working with special needs children by following programs as set out by other professionals i.e. speech therapists, physiotherapists
• Meeting with professionals to discuss progress of programs, problems
• Assisting parents of special needs children to follow these programs, providing support to parents in coping with their special needs children
• Providing outings to Adult Special Needs to provide relief to care givers, stimulation for the adults

**Group Parenting or Home based Parenting:
– Nurturing Parenting Program
• Infants, Toddlers and Pre-schoolers
• Children aged 5 – 11
• Adolescents
– Learning Begins – For parents of children aged 0 – 2. It is all about Brain Development.

For further information about this program and the many services we can provide – please contact us. Information is provided on the CONTACT US page of this website.

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