Key Worker Program
Key workers provide family-centered support services to families of children diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD) and related conditions. Key workers are specially trained professionals, who are familiar with community resources and can help link families with services within their community.
What services do Key Workers provide?
Key Workers provide family-centered support services to meet the needs of individual families. This may include working alongside children, youth and family members as well as school and community agencies. Family-centered support services are usually provided for six months and may include:
- Providing information
- Assisting with behavior strategies or life skills
- Linking to family services
- Helping families meet their own and their child’s need
Key Workers also provide the following ongoing groups for families and caregivers:
- Educational groups offer parents and caregivers of children and youth with FASD and related conditions the opportunity to learn about such topics as lifespan development, advocacy, accessing community resources, and self-care.
- Support groups offer parents the chance to meet other parents and caregivers who are raising children with FASD and related conditions.
More information on the Provincial Key Worker program can be found here.
Who is eligible for Key Worker services?
Families with children or youth who have a diagnosis of FASD and related conditions and meet the following criteria:
- Families living in Surrey (North of 48th Avenue), with children ages 0 – 12 years of age.
- Families living in Langley, with children and youth ages 0 – 19 years of age.
Details about how to make a referral can be found here.