Referrals can be made in writing or by telephone. They are directed to the Executive Director or one of our Regional Directors.
Referrals are accepted from:
- Family and Children's Services;
- Children's Aid Societies;
- Ministry of Community and Social Services;
- Community Health Facilities;
- Probation Services, etc.
Application materials include:
- Child's Social History,
- Psychological Assessment,
- Medical Data,
- Educational Reports, and
- Current Placement Reports, are required to activate the consideration of the Intake Committee.
An Intake Conference can occur fairly quickly. Consideration will be given to appropriateness for specialized fostering, availability of placement bed with the precise 'fit' and to proper school placement accessibility.
Upon the determination, a placement interview and visit will be set up with placement occurring within a few days.
We try to manage emergency placements to assist agencies with such needs.
Specialized Training for your Foster Care Program at your site
For Foster Parents:
- Attachment and Separation
- Attention-Seeking Behaviours
- Creating a Safe Environment for Children
- Dealing with Dishonesty
- Effective Interventions for Problem Behaviours
- Emotional Intelligence
- Encouragement - Creating Courage in Children
- Forgiveness - Key to a Happy Home
- Life Space Communication
- Low Self-Esteem
- Low Stress Foster Care
- The Nature of Discipline
- Working with the Sexually Abused Child
- Working with Traumatized Children
- Conflict Resolution
- Dimensions of Family Functioning
- Emotional Health
- Fostering Concerns
- A Model for Supervision
- Plans of Care and Report Writing
- Professional Communication for Front-line workers
- Team Work
- Training Foster Parents
- Using the Matching Process in Placing Foster Children
Phillip A. Bruce, PhD.
Executive Director, Nairn Family Homes