Parenting Journey is a home visitation program that provides support for families with children ages 3-16 years experiencing complex social, emotional, and familial challenges that may impact overall family functioning, parent-child relationships, and the well-being and development of children/youth.
Areas of support include:
- Managing Behaviour
- Relationship Building with your Child
- Improving Communication
- Problem Solving Skills
- Stress Management
- Managing Work/Life Balance
- Advocacy Skills
- Connecting with your community
WHAT CAN PARENTING JOURNEY DO?
- Staff can meet with you to decide if this program is the right ‘fit’ for your family’s needs.
- Explore how your family works by building on your strengths, giving extra support where needed.
- Work with you to create a family plan based on your needs and future goals.
- Regular visits and/or phone calls to support you in reaching those goals.
- Connect you with other community agencies and resources that may be of help to you and your family.
YOUR PARENTING JOURNEY HOME VISITOR WILL…
- Meet with you in your home, in the Centre, or at another agreed upon location that you find comfortable.
- Provide tips and strategies for how to cope with behavioural challenges.
- Encourage resource sharing— articles, books, activities, ideas and/or videos.
- Connect you with other community resources and make referrals.
- Work with parents/guardians to help guide the family through challenges they face.
- Advocacy and support when working with school and/or community agencies.
Referrals to the program can be made by the family or any service provider with the consent of the family. Completed referral forms can be sent to Sheri MacDonald (Parenting Journey Home Visitor) at Maggie’s Place Family Resource Centre by way of:
- In Person (11 Elmwood Drive, Amherst)
- Fax (902-667-0585)
- Mail (P.O. Box 1149 Amherst NS B4H 4L2)
- Or by telephone (902-667-7250)
Parenting Journey is funded by the Department of Community Services (DCS) under the Child, Youth & Family Supports Division. The views expressed herein are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the policy of the Nova Scotia Department of Community Services.