Children and Youth with Support Needs Framework
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Who: The Ministry of Children and Family Development
What: A new provincial service-delivery model
Why: To improve access to services for children and youth with support needs
The Ministry of Children and Family Development published online the Children and Youth with Support Needs Framework which describes a vision for a new provincial service-delivery model. We invite families, service providers, and sector partners to participate in an online survey to share their input. Feedback will be considered to refine and support the provincial rollout of the service approach.
To learn more about the Children and Youth with Support Needs Framework please click on the links provided below:
- Service Framework and Service Descriptions
- Service Framework and Service Descriptions Summary
- Family Connections Centres
- Disability Services
- Provincial Services
- Appendices, Glossary of Terms, Bibliography
Translated Service Framework and Service Description Summaries:
How your contribution makes a difference
In October 2021, the Province committed to improve access to services for children and youth with support needs in a trauma-informed and culturally safe way. To support improved access, government is establishing new family connections centres. These centres will provide children, youth and their families information, expert intervention, and therapies, with services provided in the home, in the community, virtually and at the centres.
Four pilot centres will open in 2023 in Central Okanagan/Kelowna, Haida Gwaii/Prince Rupert, Terrace/Kitimat, and Bulkley Valley/Smithers. Information gathered through these centres, from families, service providers, Indigenous Peoples and others, as well as feedback from the survey, will help the Province assess how family connections centres are operating and contributing to improved access to services for children and youth with support needs.