QBOW Child and Family Services, Inc. offers prevention services under the premise that First Nation’s children must no longer be considered commodities within child and family services. Instead, they must be considered delicate human resources – invaluable within each community. Our children require attention and above all, protection through new highly sophisticated prevention services. We focus a large portion of our prevention services on early intervention with the objective of creating a safer environment for children by promoting healthier communities at all three categories of preventative measures.
Our programs, based around the ‘First Nations Prevention Services Model’, will pursue prevention by focusing on the systematic issues effecting communities and individuals, in addition to the psychological aspects that may have effected community development and the individuals within. It truly “takes a village to raise a child”, and the health and well-being of any community is fundamental to the children that grow-up within it.
The following protection services are provided in four First Nations Communities throughout southern Saskatchewan:
Intake & investigations
Foster home placements
Case file documentation
Family assessment & case plan
Family violence prevention
Since our inception, the Agency’s primary service was child protection with minimal prevention services being provided. However, since the emergence of national prevention services funding, the Agency has implemented a prevention strategy of its own with the following objectives:
To refocus from a protection-based approach toward a preventative based model;
To promote a variety of care options to provide QBOWCFS children and youth with safe, nurturing and permanent homes
To build on partnerships and implement practical solutions to improve QBOWCFS child intervention services.