Standards for Canadian organizations

2020 Edition

Child and Family Development and Support Services (CA-CFD) 6: Health Services

Families are linked to health services that promote positive child development and the health and well-being of all family members.
NA The organization does not provide health services.
2020 Edition

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Purpose

Families participating in Child and Family Development and Support Services gain new competencies, improve child health and well-being, improve family functioning, and make family-community connections.
1
All elements or requirements outlined in the standard are evident in practice, as indicated by full implementation of the practices outlined in the Practice Standards.
2
Practices are basically sound but there is room for improvement, as noted in the ratings for the Practice Standards; e.g.,
  • Minor inconsistencies and not yet fully developed practices are noted; however, these do not significantly impact service quality; or
  • Procedures need strengthening; or
  • With few exceptions, procedures are understood by staff and are being used; or
  • For the most part, established timeframes are met; or
  • Proper documentation is the norm and any issues with individual staff members are being addressed through performance evaluations and training; or
  • Active client participation occurs to a considerable extent.
3
Practice requires significant improvement, as noted in the ratings for the Practice Standards. Service quality or program functioning may be compromised; e.g.,
  • Procedures and/or case record documentation need significant strengthening; or
  • Procedures are not well-understood or used appropriately; or
  • Timeframes are often missed; or
  • Several client records are missing important information; or
  • Client participation is inconsistent. 
4
Implementation of the standard is minimal or there is no evidence of implementation at all, as noted in the ratings for the Practice Standards; e.g.,
  • No written procedures, or procedures are clearly inadequate or not being used; or 
  • Documentation is routinely incomplete and/or missing.      
Self-Study EvidenceOn-Site EvidenceOn-Site Activities
  • Procedures for referring individuals to services
  • Community resource and referral list
  • Contracts or service agreements with community providers, if applicable
  • Educational/informational materials
  • Interviews may include:
    1. Program director
    2. Relevant personnel
    3. Persons served
  • Review case records

 
Fundamental Practice

CA-CFD 6.01

Children and families are linked to the following health services, as needed:
  1. diagnosis and treatment of health problems;
  2. dental care;
  3. mental health care, including information, screening, and treatment for postpartum depression;
  4. ongoing health care, including routine medical checkups;
  5. pediatric health care, including well-baby visits and immunizations; and
  6. information and education about pregnancy planning and prevention, including linkages to family planning services.

 
Fundamental Practice

CA-CFD 6.02

Expectant parents are linked to the following healthcare services, as needed:
  1. prenatal health care;
  2. genetic risk identification and counselling services;
  3. labour and delivery services;
  4. nutrition services;
  5. dental care;
  6. mental health care, including information, screening, and treatment for prenatal and postpartum depression; and
  7. postpartum care.
NA The organization does not serve expectant parents.

 

CA-CFD 6.03

Families are helped to register for health care, as needed, and receive information about other options for care, such as alternative health services.

 

CA-CFD 6.04

Families are educated about:
  1. health-related issues and behaviours that can impact child, individual, and family functioning; and
  2. the prevention and treatment of disease.