We are a professional association and professional development body for persons employed or active in the field of First Nations and Aboriginal child and family services.
The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centers and the Ministry of Children and Family Development continue to support Aboriginal Infant Programs in B.C.
Our mission is to ensure that advanced knowledge about children and adolescents with special needs living in rural, remote and northern locations is disseminated effectively to those who need it most.
At Invest in Kids our mission is to transform the way Canadian parents are educated and supported. Our vision is a country where all parents are the parents they dream of being, all children reach their full potential and parents and children are valued and supported in the communities in which they live and work.
Research shows that the average overall community prevalence rate for mental disorders in children and youth is 15%. This means that in BC, approximately 140,000 children and youth experience mental disorders causing significant distress and impairing their functioning at home, at school, with peers, or in the community.
Early Childhood Development (ECD) programs and services are designed to help parents, service providers and family members provide the best possible start for BC’s children.
GCFSS serves the six Gitxsan communities of Gitanmaax, Glen Vowell, Kispiox, Gitwangak, Gitsegukla, and Gitanyow. GCFSS has four key areas of operations: social work, family facilitator programs, Wilp-based programs, and planning and administration
Visit their website to look at their power point presentation entitled “Reclaiming Youth”.
Helpline for Children
Kids Help Phone
Youth Against Violence