Valoris for Children and Adults of Prescott-Russell aims to help and protect children against neglect and abuse, further their development and help their families provide life experiences and living conditions that foster growth.
Children's Aid and related services:
- psychological counselling,
- knowledge and capabilities development for children and parents,
- groups with an educational and supportive approach,
- assessment services,
- volunteer services,
- interventions aimed at integration within the community,
- residential services in foster homes for children who have been victims of abuse and/or neglect,
- follow-up of care plans for children placed in foster homes to promote full lives,
- assistance and guidance for children as they move towards independence and postsecondary studies,
- 24/7 emergency services for crisis situations,
- psychiatric and pedopsychiatric services and other services offered by the sociomedical team,
- partnership with multiple organizations in Prescott-Russell.
Who benefits from these services?
The Child and Familiy Services Act protects children between the ages of 0 and 16 from any form of abuse. However, children who are placed in care by the courts may continue to receive services until they reach the age of 21.
Our mandate allows us to provide services directly to children, parents, extended family members and any other key person in the family's support network.
Laws governing these services
The benefits of these services for our clients
- We understand that parents may require help in order to provide care for their children. The offered help must foster independence and, if possible, encourage cooperation between the child, the parents, members of the extended family and key persons within the support network.
- We recognize that, if necessary, the least disruptive plan of action must be put in place.
- We recognize that the services offered to the child must respect his or her fundamental rights in matters of development, stability in relationships and safety.
- We respect the family's cultural and religious differences.
- We recognize that First Nations have the right to provide, whenever possible, their own child and family services.