Parent Child Assistance Program
Helping grow healthy babies.
In the Parent Child Assistance Program, mentors provide hands-on support to Indigenous individuals of child bearing age who are at risk of having a child affected by fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). The program focuses on ensuring participants have proper guidance, parenting skills, and connections in the community; treatments are sourced to professionals when required.
Support for Individuals of Child Bearing Age
The program works with Indigenous individuals 16 and over who are at risk of delivering a baby with FASD.
The program is funded by the South Alberta FASD Network. There are no costs for participants.
We help participants connect with their community, increasing their network of chosen supports.
Referrals to the program can be made by anyone, including self-referral.
What to Expect
The Parent Child Assistance Program aims to help individuals improve their caregiver and family planning skills, as well as encourage safer substance use. Services are provided for up to three years, with a focus on family planning and additional support. Participants will be provided information and access to pregnancy prevention or family planning options and connection to prenatal services and support.
How to Access the Program
Referrals are accepted from any community member, including Elders, professionals or self-referral.
Exit from the program is based on the achievement of goals. Participation is voluntary and someone can stop accessing services at anytime.
McMan's core values of commitment, trust, respect, empathy, and genuineness are ingrained in each portion of service delivery.
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