Fostering a Child

Mi’kmaw Family and Children’s Services of Nova Scotia is committed to helping families care for their children. However when children cannot remain at home as a result of serious concerns about their safety and protection, they come into the care of our Agency and deserve a caring and supportive home. We make every effort to find a family to care for the child until the child can return home.

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Family Support

Our Family Support Workers provide both emotional and practical help and advice to families who are having long or short-term difficulties. This would include support in helping children to stay with their families, if that is what's best for them in the particular situation.  If a child has been removed from the family, a Family Support Worker continues to help the family develop the skills needed to effectively parent their child so their child may be returned to them.

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Family and Community Healing Program

Through this program we work closely with our First Nation community members, elders and youth so as to collectively present information sessions on a variety of topics and issues affecting our families. Most importantly we do this while embracing our traditional teachings and methods of Mi’kmaw culture.

Some of the Parenting Programs offered are:

  • Sacred Teaching – Aboriginal Parenting
  • First Nations Parenting
  • “Nobody’s Perfect”
  • “No More Misbehavin”
  • Fatherhood: Indigenous Men’s Journeys

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