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Program Components

 What we do…

In home support, we can meet with you in your own home to help you work on your own individual family goals.

Groups, we provide education and support groups for parents/caregivers, teens, and families, based on the interest and needs of your community.

Connections, we can help you connect to programs and services that may benefit your child and family. 

Voluntary, it is completely up to you to choose whether or not you would like to receive our support and services.

We are not child protection, the legal mandate for all child protection concerns, regardless of  whether you live on or off reserve, is the responsibility of the PEI Dept of Child and Family Services.

We do offer immediate support for families when child protection social workers are investigating a referral. 

We cannot interfere with an investigation, but we can assist families so that they are well supported during this stressful time.  The safety of a child is first and foremost in any decisions that are being made during a child protection investigation.

More Supports

Family Group Conferencing , We provide the facilitation of this shared decision-making meeting for families.  At a conference, friends and family are invited to come together to develop a plan to help solve problems, and to make sure that a child and his or her family have the care and support they require.

Outreach Services, support services to children who identify as being Aboriginal and who have connections to either Abegweit or Lennox Island First Nation and who are in the care of the PEI Director of Child Protection.  Supports include maintaining the connection to family, community and culture.

Designated Band Representative, the PEI Child Protection Act has a provision to advise a Designated Band Representative for all child protection referrals regardless of whether or not the child lives on or off reserve.  The Designated Band Representative for both Lennox Island and Abegweit First Nation is the Director of the MCPEI Child and Family Services Program.  The Designated Representative receives notice when an investigation is going to occur and will assign a family support worker to assist the child and the parents during the child protection investigation if the family lives on reserve.  A parent can choose not to have a family support worker present. 

Child and Youth Care Worker, services for children and youth such as one-on-one supports, programming and activities that support healthy child development.

Foster Home Recruitment, PRIDE Program staff engage with community members to support and encourage foster home development. 

The Family PRIDE Program works in collaboration with many other service providers including Child and Family Services, Community and Correctional Services, Maternal Child Health, NNADAP, Aboriginal Justice Program, Aboriginal Women’s Association, Education and the MCPEI Health Program.

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