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.