Services for Families (Referred by MCFD)
The following services are available to those families who have been referred to Deltassist by the British Columbia Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD).
Healthy Families Program
The Healthy Families Program provides quick response for assessment, support, education and in-home or in-community treatment for families.
This program assists the family by increasing parenting effectiveness through skill building. The program maintains safety for children in the home by identifying and addressing risk.
Family-Focused Child Counselling
This program identifies and works on goals that will support children individually or in a group setting in their community for family home.
Outreach Family Counselling
Deltassist Outreach Family counselling provides support for parents who lack the support they need to cope effectively. This program assists with building skills and connecting with resources and the community.
Deltassist helps families in developing positive parenting by working on skills such as communication, conflict resolution and effective decision-making.
Groups for Children:
Safe Group for Kids
The Safe Group for Kids is a seven week group for children (ages 7-12) who have witnessed abuse. The group is designed to assist children develop self-esteem, an awareness of safety issues, and an understanding of their own emotions. The goals of the Safe Group for Kids include learning to express feelings, improving communication, increasing self-esteem, and developing social support networks and safety plans, while experiencing safety and trust during group sessions.
Referral Source: Referrals must come from MCFD, or a Deltassist counsellor who is working with the child or child’s family.
Dates and time: The seven week group runs weekly on Tuesdays from 4:00pm to 5:00pm. There is no official start date – the group commences based on the number of referrals received.
This group is closed to new participants after the first session.
Superflex is a group for children (ages 7-12) with symptoms and/or diagnoses to suggest executive functioning challenges (e.g., ADHD, high functioning Autism, Attachment Disorders etc.), as well as children who are rigid in their thinking patterns and struggle with adapting to changes and conforming to social norms. Children must be able to function well in a group setting and not pose a high risk to others (e.g., extreme aggression)
Referral Source: Referrals must come from MCFD
Dates and time: This 8 week group runs weekly on Thursdays from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. There is no official start date – the group commences based on the number of referrals received.
Parents must be able and willing to commit to bringing their child to each group session and attend all 4 parent sessions.