Family Preservation

The Family Preservation program provides in-home counselling and intensive support to Aboriginal families and their children who living are on reserve. Families and children who are:

  • identified as experiencing difficulties or distress
  • are at risk of a family breakdown and/ or
  • child apprehension


  • Behavior Management training
  • Parenting techniques and guidance
  • Dealing with discipline
  • Establishing routines
  • Household management
  • Understanding development stages
  • Accessing community resources
  • Preparing for treatment programs
  • Counseling referrals
  • Lifeskills planning
  • Syilx cultural activities and practices


  • Case management for the family remains with the Penticton Indian Band.
  • Quarterly reports are submitted to the Ministry for Children and Families.
  • Participation is encouraged and supported in order for the children to remain with the custodial parent and within their own culture.
  • Minimum requirement of two (2) hours per week when working with the Family Preservation Worker.
  • Follow-ups are available
  • Hours of service are flexible to clients needs.

**All referrals must be initiated by Cricket Testawich, Director of Social Development OR the Ministry for Children and Families.