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Family Treatment Program

Residents in Recovery has developed a trauma-focused, culturally inclusive program for mothers with children that have been, or are at risk of, apprehension by Child and Family Services agencies.  This 9 to 12-month program provides the environment, support and therapy for mothers to satisfy the requirements of their CFS involvement, often resulting in a closed file during or shortly after leaving the program.  Mothers are able to address the shame of losing their children and work through the their trauma.  the children are also able to address their trauma through play therapy and other therapeutic approaches for children.

Family Healing Center

Supported Integration with Newborn, Infant, Toddler and/or Child

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Residents in Recovery provides a stable, recovery-oriented environment for mothers that have a newborn baby, an infant and or toddler(s) that are at risk of apprehension, or have been apprehended.  The five-month program at the Family Healing Center allows mother the opportunity to retain custody of her child with the wrap-around support and supervision from the staff in this inpatient recovery program.  This is an intensive in-patient, fee-for-service program in a facility that is staffed 24/7.

  • Must have substance-use disorder

  • Must be pregnant in third trimester or have child(ren) at risk of CFS involvement

  • Fee-for-service program and must have funding source (First Nation Prevention, Family Services, Band funding, Jordan's Principle funding, or Private funding)

  • This program is a minimum 150-day in-patient treatment program with a four to seven month independent living second stage.

  • Children in the first stage must be under the age of 10 years old.  Older children can be transitioned in during the second stage.

  • No more than three children residing with mom in the first stage.

 

Maintaining the connection between mother and child is one of the greatest motivators for mothers to get clean and sober.  Providing an environment and the opportunity to do this, while maintaining care of their newborn child, is a major step in the prevention of adverse childhood experiences.  Leveraging mother's desire to care for her child, change is possible for many.  Given the right support, this desire to parent and a healthy and supportive environment, mothers no longer have to get lost in active addiction for moths or years, while they come to terms with the apprehension of their child.

Some of the features of this program include.

  • Prenatal and birthing support

  • Postpartum support

  • Mental health and addiction stabilization

  • In-house addiction recovery support and programming

  • In-house addiction counselling

  • Cultural support, activities and ceremonies

  • Sharing and healing circles

  • In-house and community peer support meetings

  • Life skills and parenting skill development

  • Child assessments

  • Recreational and craft activities (i.e. quilting, sewing and scrapbooking)

  • Equine assisted learning

  • Many other activities included

This is a fee-for-service program that is available to organizations that have a contractual arrangement with Residents in Recovery Society or anyone wishing to private pay for services.

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Single-Parent Sober Living

Supported Independent Living and Reunification with Other/Older Children

Residents in Recovery provides a stable, recovery-oriented environment for mothers to continue their journey and build recovery capital.  With two multi-family complexes available, mothers are supported in household management , positive parenting and building healthy recovery-based relationships.  This is stage two of the Family Treatment program so families in this stage have immediately completed the intensive in-patient treatment program at the Family Healing Center.

  • Fee-for-service program and must have funding source (First Nation Prevention, Family Services, Band funding, Jordan's Principle funding, or Private funding)

  • This program is a minimum 120-day independent living program that can be extended based on family needs.

  • Children that may not have been placed with mother in the Family Healing Center may be reunited at this stage.  This may include older children or other children that may be in care or with a family placement.

 

Please refer to the Family Sober Living Program tab for more information on this stage in the treatment process.

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