The PCAP (Parent Child Assistance Program) Model used successfully in other Alberta communities has been implemented in this Network.
The program has the ability to support women who:
•Are pregnant or up to 6 months postnatal;
•Are experiencing issues with alcohol and/or drug use;
•Lack connections to community supports and resources.
This program is not age dependent and is designed for a mother to be supported for up to 3 years after giving birth. This provides support into the home where there may also be other children affected by FASD.
The services this program provide include the following:
•Enhanced social support networks
•Increased awareness of healthy child development
•Skill building and life skills including self-help skills
•Development of healthy coping strategies
•Linking parents and individuals to appropriate community resources
These program enhancements will:
•Ensure that individuals and families accessing targeted prevention services receive supported
•Ensure supporting referrals are individualized and may include a follow-up process to
encourage client engagement.
•Include services of a mentorship and outreach component.
Bridges Family Programs Association of Southeastern Alberta
477 3 St. SE,
Medicine Hat, Alberta
The SPEC Association for Children and Families
Community Cultural Centre
#101, 327 3rd Street West
Brooks, AB T1R 0E7