This service provides parenting guidance, assistance and interventions when there are concerns in regards to the skills, knowledge, and/or abilities of a parent to care for their child or when a parent is in need of assistance in regards to particular child rearing practices. Issues to be addressed are appropriate discipline strategies, recognition of child’s emotional needs, assistance with routines and limits, and overall appropriate behavioural expectations.
This service consists of receiving detailed client information including but not limited to family history, all clinical assessment information, all court documents, and any agreements between parties.
The Brayden Service Director develops a treatment/service plan that is to be implemented with clear start dates, visit parameters, duration of services offered, and objectives to be met. The service includes an ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of the services provided.
Detailed visit reports are completed after each visit, reviewed with the participating parent and made available to the custodial parent.
This service is provided, managed and supervised by a Brayden Service Director. The Visit Supervisor assigned to the family works closely with the Director to ensure that all service goals are set and plans are developed and implemented to meet the goals. Additional clinical consultation is accessed when there is significant mental health or substance abuse issues with family members.
The duration of therapeutic supervision is initially set at eight weeks to ensure that specific goals and objectives are set, worked towards, and reviewed.
Brayden supervisors have a university degree or college diploma in psychology, family studies, child and youth work, or related field. In addition they have been thoroughly screened as to their references, and all have submitted a vulnerable persons police check. Further they bring experience in working with families and children who are experiencing difficulties either due to mental health or developmental problems and/or in situations where the family conflict is significant.
Our staff in the Therapeutic Access Program are carefully chosen to ensure that their knowledge, skill and experience corresponds with the needs of the specific family receiving service in the program.