Services That We Provide
FACS is committed to the safety, wellbeing and permanence of all children and youth in the community. We strive to practice from a strength-based perspective working with caregivers, their formal and informal support systems and in collaboration with community partners. Our clinical model of child welfare practice is a philosophy of early help, anti-oppressive practice and family conferencing on the foundation of our approach to Walk Along Side families we serve. We utilize practice approaches such as: Signs of Safety (SoS), Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Together with Families, Circles of Security (CoS) and Family Visitation.
FACS is also committed to Journey Together towards the Truth and Reconciliation with First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples (FMIN). We support the restoration of jurisdiction of child welfare back to the Nations that serve their communities and to Jordan’s Principle so that all FNIM children and youth have access to services in a timely matter no matter where they reside.
We work with families utilizing a clinical model of child welfare practice with an emphasis on a strength based, anti-oppressive, collaborative and evidenced informed framework. We utilize practice approaches such as: Signs of Safety (SoS), Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Together with Families, Circles of Security (CoS) and Family Visitation. We are committed to providing services to our Indigenous families in a manner that honours Truth and Reconciliation principles, the restoration of jurisdiction back to Indigenous Nations and adhering to Jordan’s Principle.
OACAS (Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies) has been the voice of child welfare in Ontario for over 100 years. On behalf of 45 Children’s Aid Societies and three Aboriginal organizations who are members, OACAS provides advocacy and government relations, public education, training, information and knowledge management, and event planning.
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