INDIGENOUS child& youth with support needs
Our Indigenous CYSN Guide provides support and will be a primary contact for First Nations, Métis and Inuit families with children and youth with support needs from birth up to 19 years residing in Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge or as requested from Katzie First Nation members.
The ICYSN Guide will support them to access needed ICYSN programs and services. This includes working in partnership with families, Ministry of Children and Families, and other providers of ICYSN programs and services to support an integrated and accessible range of programming that meets child, youth, and family needs.
Assist as requested by families with the development of plans that identify areas of focus for the child, family and/or neighbourhood settings
Provide information on service access and availability
Coordinate referrals to other CYSN providers, and ensure services are delivered in a proactive, responsive, and culturally appropriate manner
INDIGENOUS CHILD & YOUTH SUPPORT NEEDS GUIDE
Indigenous Child & Youth Support
Rachel Simon is originally from Ft. Langley and was raised in East Vancouver. Rachel comes from mixed heritage, European and Indigenous with ties to Kwantlen and Squamish Nations. She is the mother of 4 children, who are all on the ASD/ADHD spectrum. She brings 20+ years of experience working in the Indigenous Family Support field facilitating several child, youth, and family programs. She brings the combination of lived experience and education that is tailor-made for this role. She uses a trauma-sensitive, strengths-focused, and client-centred approach with culture as the theme flowing through everything she does. Rachel loves her cats, her freshwater aquarium, and her garden of traditional medicines.
For more Information:
You can download our Referral Form, fill it out and fax it to us at (604) 458-0155 or email to Early Years Program Manager E: firstname.lastname@example.org Any questions please call or email our Early Years Program Manager P: (604) 458-0151