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Team Parenting™

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At Key Assets, we work with you to provide the best possible care for children and youth.

We truly understand that some children require a little more support than others. We also know that some placements can be more challenging than others.

That’s where Team Parenting™ comes in. Team Parenting™ is our unique approach to fostering. This carer-led support network enables you to provide the best possible level of care.

How will Team Parenting™ affect me?

Team Parenting™ brings together a close-knit team of our professionals and Children’s Aid staff. They’ll meet with you regularly to help you provide the best level of support for a child or youth to meet their unique needs.

Team Parenting™ in practice

Team Parenting™ offers different levels of support depending on the needs of the child in your care.

For example, if a youth has been excluded from school and is struggling to keep up with their education, our educational liaison and child and youth counsellor will assist you in supporting the child’s education to help them keep on top of their work and return to mainstream education.

Or if a child has a behavioural disorder, our Child and Youth Counsellors may take them on outings and involve them in activities that will help them to engage with other children and burn off some additional energy. At the same time, our therapist can offer consultations and training so you can learn behaviour management strategies and understand why they are acting the way they do.

Here you will see all of the people involved in Team Parenting™. It is important for you to remember that these support services are not intended to replace your responsibilities as a foster carer instead they extend and enhance them.

Want to learn more about how Team Parenting™ can help you as a foster carer? Contact our team today by calling 905-279-4500 or send us a message through our contact form.

Team Parenting™ and cultural identity

At Key Assets we believe that, wherever possible, children should live with families within their own communities. When this isn’t possible, we support our foster carers to promote and protect the cultural identity of a child or youth.

In Aboriginal or First Nation communities, the Team Parenting™ approach places a greater emphasis on a child’s cultural identity. As you can see, this approach is reflected in the Team Parenting™ diagram specifically designed for this cultural group.

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