Objective of Family Connections Program
- TO HELP RE-CONNECT CHILDREN WITH IMMEDIATE AND EXTENDED FAMILY.
- IN THE HOPES THAT THEY COME BACK INTO THE COMMUNITY WITH AN IDENTITY AND A FEEL OF BELONGING.
- EXERCISING OUR ABORIGINAL CULTURE AND TRADITIONAL VALUES WHICH ARE INCORPORATED IN OUR FAMILY GATHERINGS
- MAIN RESOURCES ELDERS AND SPIRITUAL LEADERS
The family connections program is a joint initiative between KCSC, and C.F.S.A Calgary region
The worker performs liaison functions in the planning and development of reconnecting and reuniting Blood Tribe Children, who reside off reserve under the care of provincial authorities, with immediate/extended families.
As many of them have little or no contact with family.
The main focus of the project is to re- connect children with immediate/ extended families. With the possibility of placement within our community through kinship and Permanent guardianship care.
- HOST FAMILY GATHERINGS & BLACFOOT NAMING CEREMONIES
- DEVELOPING GENOGRAMS
- BAND REGISTRATION CONFIRMED
- MAIN RESOURE ELDERS AND SPIRITUAL LEADERS.
- FAMILY HISTORY STORIES RECORDED.
- EXTENDED FAMILY CONTACT
KCSC Programs & Services
Intake program - responds to family/child concerns or request for support
Children out of parental care - provides financial assistance for children temporarily living with extended family
Family support program - provide confidential family support, child/youth care and transportation services for families or individuals who have Child welfare status with provincial CFSAs
Child welfare/band designate liaison program - advocating to various regional authorities for blood children with child welfare status, based on concerns from natural parents and extended family.
Through holistic programming based on traditional values as outlines in the declaration of Elders, Kainayssini, Kainaiwa Children's Services Corporation works with the children and families in need of support and protection to become positive, healthy contributing members of our community
Through great pride in our History, tradition, culture and language, Kainaiwa Children's services is dedicated to the development and protection of our children and families as we create our Nation's future.
Prevention and Support Department
Prevention and Support provides service delivery to parents and children of the Blood Tribe community. Our goal is to reflect raditional blood trivia beliefts, customs and values to encourage and promote confidence, develop necessary skills to gain independence and experience success to become proud healthy families.
A yearly program calendar includes the Aboriginal Literacy and Parenting Skills (ALAPS) program. ALAPS is and 8 to 10 week program with a gradution and certificate provided to participants.
Additional sessions are available for parents every Wednesday's for the remainder of the fiscal year
C.O.P.C (Child Out of Parental Care)
The C.O.P.C program is intended to serve as an interim financial support for children who require alternative care. It has been customary practice within the Blood Tribe for extended family to provide alternative care for children when required
- Prevention and Support programs provide support and advocacy for families on a daily basis
- Referrals are made to other community resources, on and off the reserve
- The program has developed a sound working relationship with these organizations
- Various services are prodded for the clientele of KCSC
- Home Visits occur for continued support for families and children
- Referral and Evaluation (R&E) referrals from Blood Tribe Child Protection is in place to provide transportation for children who are in care to maintain connection with their natural families.