- Family centre
Family centers are community resources that provide services to
parents, children, and spouses.
Family centres exist to provide need-based aid to families affected by a range of events, including
death, physical and mental illness, divorce, unemployment, and child abuseand child neglect. They have been created by different local government departments, or by different agencies, in order to fulfill three basic functions.
* Social Services
The Social Services initiative focuses on creating better relationships within the family, providing preventative services to children "in need" or "at risk," and providing companionship to seniors. The Education initiative focuses on improving the interaction between families and the local schools as well as providing remedial facilities to children. The Training initiative focuses on providing
parentingand job training classes.
A family centre may offer any or all of these services.
*Family Support Groups
*Domestic Violence Intervention
*Child Abuse or Neglect Intervention
*Parent Education Program
*Parent Support Groups
*Young Parents Education Program and Support Groups
*Child Support Groups
*Homework Help and Tutoring
*Child and Adolescent Therapy
*Friendly Connections Outreach Programs
*Telephone Groups and Classes
* Friendly Caller
*Job Training Classes
*Elder care referrals
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