Collaborating to provide outreach services to outlying rural and remote areas including Indigenous communities. Outreach counselling, advocacy and referrals are provided to those affected by sexual violence.
Appointments are made to provide counselling to individuals in various communities including Maskwacis, Rocky Mountain House and beyond.
Outreach counselling also covers visits to those in the hospital or clients who face barriers in accessing in-office services.
Outreach services are currently provided in, but not limited to: Maskwacis, Rocky Mountain House, Sylvan Lake, Olds, Wetaskiwin, Pigeon Lake, Red Deer and the Red Deer Regional Hospital.
To access outreach services, contact the main office 403-340-1124.
Kinship Intervention Program (KIP)
About the program:
What is KIP?
The Kinship Intervention Program (KIP) offers a combination of early intervention practices and a community-based approach, integrating anyone in the youth’s support network or community.
Who is KIP for?
- Available to any Indigenous youth (age 6 -17) who exhibits sexualized behaviour concerns or engages in “sexual acting out.” The program works collaboratively with the youth’s family and elders.
- Available to any Indigenous youth (age 6 -17) who has experienced sexual violence, trauma or abuse.
What you can expect:
A commitment to supporting affected youth and their families through various mental health supports, violence prevention, social and life-skills coaching, role modelling and cultural teachings.
What KIP provides:
The KIP Program provides:
- In-person mental health services for Indigenous youth and adults, including individual and group therapy (dependent on health restrictions)
- Remote counselling services via secure video chat or phone
- Crisis intervention
- Mental health services for the entire family and if needed, the involvement of an elder or other community members
Prevention of sexual violence in Central Alberta’s Indigenous youth population.