CRADACL announces new Child and Youth Development Center

There are various children services available through the Association for families

The Campbell River and District for Association is very excited about the changes and improvements within the organization.

By the end of October all of the Associations Children’s Services will be located at their newly renovated 301 Dogwood building. The location will be known as “Dogwood Place: Child and Youth Development Center.”

There are various children services available through the Association for families in the Campbell River area that range from early childhood to transition into adulthood.

Firstly, there is the Sunrise Resources program. This program focuses on early childhood development including speech/language therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy and infant development.

Another program that is centered on early ages (birth to 12 years) is the Supported Child Development Program. This program provides support and assists families in individual planning for their family members with special abilities; it sets many goals including working towards the individual to fully participate in the inclusive child care programs.

The Association’s Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) program provides support to new born children and up to age 19. This program is for individuals who are diagnosed with or are suspected of having FASD. This program offers information and advice on how to access the different services available, such as financial resources, education, social resources, health etc.

This program is funded by the Ministry for Children and Family Development and administered by the Campbell River and District Association for Community Living. Lastly, the Association offers the Community Access Services program. This program provides support to individuals aged 10 through 19.

The purpose of this program is to support individuals to take part in leisure and recreational activities in their community. The program focuses on peer socialization and interaction. This program also supports children in their transition to adulthood.

The Association would like to remind the Campbell River Community that October is Community Living Month, and information on all of their services can be found online at www.cradacl.bc.ca.