Strengthening Aboriginal Families Effectively (SAFE)
Through self-referral, or in partnership with Child & Family Services, SAFE works with off-reserve Indigenous families who are involved, or at-risk of becoming involved, in Child & Family Services. SAFE works with these Indigenous families to develop a case plan to educate, support and strengthen the family unit to minimize the number of Indigenous children in foster care. SAFE provides a number of individual and family supports and cultural programs including Triple P Parenting Classes, Community Kitchen, home visits, family workshops and cultural activity sessions.
SAFE provides support to non-Indigenous foster families and caregivers of Indigenous children by providing cultural competency training, supports, and activities to support and promote the maintaining of Indigenous culture and community while the Indigenous child is in care.
SAFE provides a wrap-around approach to supporting Indigenous youth aging out of the Child Welfare System. Through individual support and referrals to NCPEI’s other programs and services. SAFE aims to support Indigenous youth toward developing an independent and healthy lifestyle.