This program offers counselling and support to families and caregivers living on the Sunshine Coast.
Counsellors work closely with families, sometimes seeing them several times each week, possibly for extended times each visit.
One of the aims of this work is to maintain the child within the home by strengthening the parents’ or caregiver’s skills, developing problem-solving techniques, changing family dynamics, improving family communication skills and teaching conflict resolution.
A second aim is to reunite children in care with their birth parents or extended family members whenever possible, and to reduce the length of time children are in the care of the Ministry. Counsellors also work individually with children who have behavioural and/or emotional problems.
Group parenting classes may also be offered, depending on the need. Parents and caregivers in this program may also participate in other programs of Community Services.
Access to Program:
For information and referral requests, parents and professionals can call MCFD in Sechelt at 604.740.8900, and in Gibsons at 604.886-5525. The program is free and confidential.
Location and Hours:
Counselling is offered by appointment only in Gibsons or in Sechelt.
Erin McClean, Program Intake Counsellor
604-989-9104 | firstname.lastname@example.org