SPEC FAMILY SUPPORT


Free & Confidential Service

Some program services are by Child & Family Services referrals only. First Steps welcomes community and self referrals.

The Family Support workers provide services to strengthen and support families that are involved with Child and Family Services through:


EDUCATING

ADVOCATING

SKILL BUILDING

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

FAMILY SUPPORT GOALS



IMPROVE FAMILY WELL BEING



IMPROVE FAMILY FUNCTIONING



ENSURE CHILDREN ARE SAFE



FIRST STEPS ADVOCATE

FASD PREVENTION

Programming to help mothers struggling with addictions.

Trained and supervised advocates provide one-on-one personalized supports that include home visitation and intervention to mothers and their families for 3 years.

Community and self referrals welcomed!


  •     To help mothers build and maintain healthy, independent family lives
  •     To assure that children are in safe and stable homes
  •     To prevent future births of alcohol and drug exposed children
  • Setting goals and identifying steps to achieve them
  • Obtaining alcohol/drug treatment
  • Staying in recovery
  • Choosing a family planning method
  • Accessing child health care and immunizations
  • Connecting with community services
  • Providing transportation to important appointments
  • Sorting out housing and child custody issues
  • Addressing domestic violence
  • Resolving system service barriers

Is First Steps for you or someone that you know?

Contact the First Steps Program 


FAMILY SUPPORT RESOURCES

HELPLINES

  • AB Child and Family Services (after hours)
    1-800-638-0715
  • Bullying Help Line
    1-888-456-2323
  • Child Abuse Hotline
    1-800-387-5437
  • Children’s Advocate
    1-800-661-3446
  • Child Disability Resource Link
    1-866-346-4661
  • Family Violence Info Line
    310-1818  (toll free 24/7)
  • Health Link Alberta
    811
  • Kids Help Line
    1-800-668-6868
  • The Crisis Line
    1-800-661-7949
  • South Region Child and Family Services – Brooks
    403-362-1284

WEBSITE RESOURCES

South East Alberta Fetal Alcohol Network

www.seafan.ca

Alberta Health Services

www.albertahealthservices.ca

South Region Child and Family Services

www.humanservices.alberta.ca

The Child and Youth Advocate

www.advocate.gov.ab.ca


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