Service Description* has specialized foster care homes in The Pas, Opaskwayak Cree Nation and Thompson, Manitoba.
* recognizes the importance of matching children and youth with placements that meet their needs
* involves assessing the needs of the child or youth to the skills of the NAPH foster parent(s) and the characteristics of the home (rural or urban, characteristics of biological children, school programs available, needs of other NAPH children and youth currently placed in the home).
* provides a foster care environment that respects diversity, nurtures and builds relationships, develops specialized plans and creates a positive, empowering atmosphere for the child's personal, spiritual and emotional growth.
* offers short- and long-term specialized foster care placements for children and youth from infancy to 21 years of age who have experienced behavioural difficulties and require specialized supports to meet their individual needs
*emphasizes the importance of team work and recognizes that the team needs to work together with the child/youth to develop a holistic plan to address the child's needs; team comprises foster parents, the clinical case manager, the therapist, the child and family services social worker, respite/support workers, the in-home facilitator and other professionals, as required