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Find out what the Parent Aide program offers.

How The Parent Aide Program Works

The referral process starts when a Ministry of Social Services case worker, parent/guardian, or a community organization requests the support of a Parent Aide. The Parent Aide Program Director assesses the referral and assigns a Parent Aide to the family.

If a family or an agency has made a referral, the Program Director will review the request, contact them by phone and answer any questions. A Parent Aide will be assigned if the family is still interested following the initial conversation.

Once assigned, the Case Worker or Program Director (depending on who has made the referral), will meet with the family and Parent Aide to identify the goals and tasks that will be completed. The Parent Aide works with the family to achieve the desired outcomes through regularly scheduled home visits. The Parent Aide also assists the family with establishing the necessary supports to ensure a safe and healthy environment for the children.

 

How The Parent Aide Program Works

The referral process starts when a Ministry of Social Services case worker, parent/guardian, or a community organization requests the support of a Parent Aide. The Parent Aide Program Director assesses the referral and assigns a Parent Aide to the family. If a family or an agency has made a referral, the Program Director will review the request and meet with the family prior to assigning a Parent Aide.

Once assigned, the Case Worker or Program Director (depending on who has made the referral), will meet with the family and Parent Aide to identify the goals and tasks that will be completed. The Parent Aide works with the family to achieve the desired outcomes through regularly scheduled home visits. The Parent Aide also assists the family with establishing the necessary supports to ensure a safe and healthy environment for the children.

Program Outcomes

Short Term

  • Community resources

  • Family strengths

  • Abuse/neglect issues

  • Age appropriate child development

  • Positive parenting strategies

  • Personal health issues

Mid Term

  • Ability to access community services

  • Self-esteem

  • Coping Skills

  • Communication within the family

  • Parenting Skills

  • Personal Health

Long Term

  • Children are safe

  • Family remains intact where possible

  • Family is reunited where possible

  • Child/youth has permanent placement

Are you in need of a Parent Aide?

Find out more on how you can be referred to the Parent Aide Program:

Referrals

“I would thank you for help you have given us. Some of the ways you have showed us to get along and live together.

  • Talk to each other don’t yell.
  • Teach kids to be responsible for their own actions.
  • Code red, personal space.
  • The choice when asked to do something works well.
  • Kids have to be taught to respect others, show them how.
  • Kids don’t need everything they ask for they need the basics the rest is a bonus, kids need love and guidance.
  • Every kid is different and have different needs.”

– Thank you from a father.

 
“I would thank you for help you have given us. Some of the ways you have showed us to get along and live together.

  • Talk to each other don’t yell.
  • Teach kids to be responsible for their own actions.
  • Code red, personal space.
  • The choice when asked to do something works well.
  • Kids have to be taught to respect others, show them how.
  • Kids don’t need everything they ask for they need the basics the rest is a bonus, kids need love and guidance.
  • Every kid is different and have different needs.”

– Thank you from a father.