Who We Are
Family support workers are Registered with The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.
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 challenging behaviours; developing a better relationship with their children; routine and structure, and practical matters that make parenting difficult.
We can meet with caregivers as frequently as possible to work toward goals. We can meet caregivers in their home, at one of our offices in Haliburton or Minden, or in another mutually agreed upon space. 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., morning and bedtime routines, mealtime, challenging behaviours etc.)
- Assisting caregivers in connecting with other community resources as needed
- Supporting caregivers with advocating for their child
- Supporting in times of crisis
- Organizing and/or accompanying families to meetings with other professionals
- Collaborate with caregivers to develop strength-based 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 help caregivers in securing additional funding or supports for their families that they 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 child’s challenging 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 matters that make it difficult 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 Point in Time to make an appointment with our Quick Access Services (705) 457-5345.