Treatment Built on Tradition
WJS Canada offers a wide range of culturally-sensitive programs developed to help those in the Aboriginal community face and overcome a variety of issues.
We reunite and sustain family units by bringing family members together in one home or supporting them in re-establishing and maintaining contact. We respect and nurture cultural practices and lifestyles. Services include supporting family caregivers, providing emergency respite, home visitations and group session for children plus teaching proper parenting skills. We acknowledge Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) as a factor to be dealt with when enabling people to become self-sufficient. WJS staff provide coaching in skill development, behavioural support, respite and vocational activities using Foundational Practice Standards and Indicators which is trauma informed with cultural practices imbedded into the overall services.
WJS Canada offers support and accommodations to First Nation, Metis and Inuit (FNMI) children and youth in British Columbia, Western and Northern Canada who for a variety of reasons cannot live in their family homes. Our services include emergency homes, residential, transitional and independent living support and therapeutic youth work. We strive to strengthen youth ties to families and community while keeping them connected to and empowered by their culture.
Programs for FNMI youth in custody and programs focused on alternatives to custody are culturally appropriate and include education, child welfare and children’s mental health. Programs are delivered by caring and qualified staff in partnership with families, their Aboriginal home community and the neighbourhood.