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Social Work

The Social Work Program is a short-term, intensive community-based service for families, individuals and care providers who support and care for those with developmental or intellectual disabilities.

The program helps enable the family or care providers in complex situations to continue to care for and support the individual in a way that enhances the quality of life and family functioning. It also helps caregivers plan for optimal transitions and prevents unplanned or emergency out-of-home placements.

Our skilled, registered social workers are able to provide service using the family-centred model of practice. They work closely with families to determine their needs and provide supports to help them care for their loved ones at home.

Together, we:

  • Strengthen formal and informal supports to prevent unplanned out-of-home placement
  • Provide information about stress management, community resources, disability issues, grief and loss, leisure opportunities and future planning
  • Provide strategies to help promote new knowledge and skills

Working with families and support networks, we identify strengths and needs and then assist in forming a system of support that fosters greater independence, informed choices, increased coping capacities, strengthened relationships and a greater sense of well-being.

The Social Work Program is available to those involved with Childrens Special Services and Supported Living

Signs suggesting risk and reason to refer may include:

  • Multiple and complex issues
  • Failing health of any family member that may affect the home situation
  • Sense of isolation
  • Lack of resources or supports
  • Parents with cognitive delay or mental health issues
  • Difficulty coordinating resources
  • Transitions/insufficient support
  • Risk to residential or day program placements
  • Conflict in the home or among systems where meditation is needed
  • Individual or parental aging issues
  • Need for mediation between care providers and the individual or family
  • Suspected or known domestic violence, past abuses or addictions

Ultimately, there must be a level of readiness among the care provider or family to work towards change and stability, and to follow through with agreed upon action plans.

For more information on the Social Work Program, contact Central Intake at 204-258-7041 or intake@stamant.ca.