Kina Gbezhgomi Child and Family Services is committed to serving families within its communities in ways that acknowledges culture, traditions and values, the extended family and the role of Chiefs and Councils.

Kina Gbezhgomi Child and Family Services provides family support and intervention services to families who are experiencing difficulties. We work to help families find the resources needed to overcome difficulties.

Child Well Being Workers assess the situation and intervene to ensure the child will be safe. Workers follow-up on referral information regarding children who have been harmed or are at risk of harm within their families, and when necessary, intervene for the child’s continued safety.

Situations that require a child protection intervention include:

Physical, sexual or emotional abuse or the risk of abuse;
Lack of supervision or neglect of the child’s basic needs;
Family violence or the parent’s serious abuse of substances;
A child’s serious mental health, behavioural or emotional problems, including substance abuse or risk of suicide;

Child Well Being Workers are trained to conduct safety assessments to determine if children are in any immediate danger of harm; to investigate allegations of child protection concerns; to assess the risk of future harm to the child; and, should a case be transferred to ongoing Child Well Being services, to develop a plan for service to resolve the child protection concerns. The Child Well Being Worker then provides on-going support to the family, works closely with the First Nation and other community resources involved with the family, and monitors the on-going safety of the children in the home. The Child Well Being Worker will engage with parents, family and community to keep children safe for the future of the children and communities we service.

Kina Gbezhgomi Child and Family Services has a legal mandate under the Child & Youth Family Services Act, 2017 to ensure children are protected.Kina Gbezhgomi Child and Family Services also has the legal responsibility under the CYFSA to provide services that are consistent with the agency’s Indigenous mandate. The Child Well Being Worker will assist parents and families, in conjunction with the community with plans that keep children safe through cultural resources and culturally grounded services. Child Well Being workers can assist you in finding the right community resources that meets your needs.

Here are some KGCFS services that may assist in developing an individualized plan:

KGCFS recognizes the significance of inter-generational trauma and our hope as Child Well Being workers is that we can plan together to deliver service in a way that promotes healing and resilience for all of us. Kina Gbezhgomi Child and Family Services – “We are all one”.