Who We Are
Family support workers are trained in early Childhood Education and Social Service Work and specialize in providing support for families.
We serve families in Haliburton County with children from birth to 18. We provide support to caregivers who would like help with: understanding their children; dealing with their children’s behaviours; developing a better relationship with their children; and practical matters that make it difficult to parent well.
We can meet with caregivers as frequently as possible to work toward goals. we can meet parents in their home or at one of our offices in Haliburton or Minden. This is a free and voluntary program in which families can withdraw from at any time.
We Can Help Families By:
- Understanding their parenting style and how it fits their child
- Coaching them in their parenting skills (i.e. bedtime, morning time, meal time etc.)
- Helping them decide if their family could benefit from other kinds of help, then assist them in getting that help
- Teaching them strategies so they can advocate for their child
- Being there for them in times of crisis
- Organizing or accompanying them to meetings with other professionals
- Developing goals to meet the needs of the child and family
- Enhancing the knowledge, skills, and confidence of caregivers
Assistance Provided by Family Support
- Family support Workers assist parents in securing any additional help their families may be eligible for
- We provide support for parents who have children with special needs
- We assist parents in integrating their children into our summer programs, after school programs and respite care
Who Would Benefit From Our Services
- Parents/Caregivers with children from birth to 18
- Live in Haliburton County
- Parents/Caregivers who want help dealing with their children’s behaviours
- Parents/Caregivers who would like to have a better understanding of their child
- Parents/Caregivers who would like to develop a better relationship with their children
- Parents/Caregivers who would like help with practical maters that make it harder to parent well
Referrals can be made by parents, caregivers, teachers or other professionals provided there is written consent from the parents. A child does not require a diagnosis to access our services. Contact the intake worker at Point in Time to make a referral at (705) 457-5345.