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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Review case records
Children are connected to supports, services, and activities that promote their physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development, including, as appropriate:
social, recreational, and physical activities; and
counselling and therapeutic services.
Parents are involved in service delivery, and providers help them increase their ability to interact positively with their children and promote child well-being.
NAThe organization does not directly provide child development services, but instead connects children to services offered by other service providers.
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.