Standards for Canadian organizations

2020 Edition

Child and Family Development and Support Services (CA-CFD) 9: Positive Child Development Services

Children receive services that meet their needs, promote their growth and development, and increase their well-being.
NA The organization does not provide positive child development 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 
  • Intervention curricula and/or materials, if applicable
  • Interviews may include:
    1. Program director
    2. Relevant personnel
    3. Persons served
  • Review case records

CA-CFD 9.01

Children are connected to supports, services, and activities that promote their physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development, including, as appropriate:
  1. educational services;
  2. health services;
  3. social, recreational, and physical activities; and
  4. counselling and therapeutic services.

CA-CFD 9.02

Parents are involved in service delivery, and providers help them increase their ability to interact positively with their children and promote child well-being.
NA The organization does not directly provide child development services, but instead connects children to services offered by other service providers.

Fundamental Practice

CA-CFD 9.03

When assessment reveals the need for early intervention services, the organization either directly provides those services, or links the family with another organization or public authority/agency that provides those services.