Child And Youth Programs
SEAFAN  prioritizes the enhancement of supports that strengthen protective factors and enable individuals and families affected by FASD to reach their potential in the community.

Diagnostic Assessment Coordinator/Family Support Worker

SEAFAN believes that through a multi-disciplinary diagnostic team, there will be an increase in FASD diagnoses at an earlier age.

The Diagnostic Assessment Coordinator/Family Support Worker that leads the collaborative process provides the following services:

• Brings together professional knowledge and expertise to focus on the particular needs of those with neurobehavioral disorders like FASD and coordinates the psychological evaluations as part of the assessments.

• Coordinates all components of assessments – Psychological, Speech Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy and Physician.

Consultation Services

The Children’s Diagnostic Assessment Coordinator/Consultant coordinates the existing FASD multidisciplinary diagnostic and assessment team and provides consultative services and support to families during and after assessment. The Consultant centers on bringing together  professional knowledge and expertise to focus on the particular needs of those with neuro-behavioral disorders like FASD and coordinates all components of the assessments such as the psychological, speech-language pathology, occupational therapy and the physician assessments. Bridges strives to provide support and advocacy services to families who have a child with FASD or for whom it is suspected for children birth to age 17.

Location:
Bridges Family Programs Association of Southeastern Alberta
477 3St. SE,
Medicine Hat, Alberta
403-526-7473

FASD Youth Mentor

Youth who are either diagnosed or suspected of having FASD are in great need of a FASD Youth Mentor. The Youth Mentor service provides the following:

• Crisis intervention and counseling
• Ensuring basic needs are met (housing, clothing, food)
• Skill building youth work – decision making, budgeting, living skills (cooking, cleaning, paying
bills, etc.)
• Connecting to relevant support services
• Parent/teen mediation
• Advocacy
• Follow-up

Youth Programs

As McMan currently provides community and youth programs and operates the Inn Between Youth Shelter, this program enhances already existing youth programs by capturing the FASD youth community.

In addition, McMan further operates The Launch Pad – temporary transition home, for older youth that need temporary accommodations and life skills support. These two accommodations can provide support to the FASD youth that require temporary accommodations.

location:
McMan Community Services
#4, 941 South Railway St. SE.
Medicine Hat, Alberta
403-527-1588

Psychological Analysis & Diagnostic Assessment

A psychological analysis is included in all FASD assessments.
Assessments for young children are completed by qualified Psychologists. It is estimated that approximately 28 assessments will be completed in the Medicine Hat area each year, based on the funding received.

Location:
Bridges Family Programs Association of Southeastern Alberta
477 3St. SE,
Medicine Hat, Alberta
403-526-7473