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Alderwood Family Development Centre

Program Description 

Alderwood Family Development Centre is a family-centered program designed to build on the strengths of children and families. The ONE YEAR program provides comprehensive assessment, treatment and educational services for children who are exhibiting disruptive behaviour and significant emotional difficulties. Parent participation is an integral and required component of the program. Services are non-residential. The following agencies collaborate in the development of services and care plans:

  • Vancouver School Board
  • Children’s Foundation
  • Ministry of Children and Family Development
  • Vancouver Coastal Health Authority-Mental Health Services

Student Profile

  • they are between the ages of 8-12 and reside in Vancouver
  • significant externalizing behaviours and/or significant internalizing behaviours
  • must have a Ministry Designation

Referral Process

Alderwood program referrals must be submitted directly to the District Case Manager, Behaviour.  Selection and placement is made by a referral review committee (representatives from funding agencies).

Documentation Required

  • completed Alderwood Referral Form available from the District Case Manager, Behaviour
  • completed “Pre-Referral Intervention Strategies” (PRIS) form
  • Psycho-educational assessment and/or speech and language assessment (if available)
  • comprehensive medical reports (e.g. hospital, psychiatric), (if available)
  • reports from pertinent community agencies/specialists (e.g. Ministry for Children and Family Development, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority-Mental Health Services) if available
  • evidence that Tier 1 and Tier 2 interventions have been implemented consistently at the school level
  • Individual Education Plan (IEP)
  • School-Based Team minutes.

Capacity and Staffing

Grade 3 to 7 (8-12 years of age)

16 students

2 Teachers, 2 SSAs and 1 SSB

Program Location

Alderwood / Children’s Foundation (2750 E. 18th Avenue)

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