Family Support Programme provides support of 10 hours a week for 6 months to families in need of time-limited, focused support. The clients are the parents/carers and we work with them around reducing risk to children in the home, improved parenting skills and achieving their goals. YAP Team Leaders meet with the family to identify their needs and the supports that YAP can offer.
An individual service plan indicates specific goals for each family to guide their time on the programme. Some of these goals include supporting the family with parenting, establishing school and household routines, budgeting, creating order and structure in the daily routine and a listening ear. Parents have the opportunity to attend YAP parents groups around the country where they meet other parents with whom they share their story and engage in fun activities. Parents often report they don’t feel so alone after they have attended the groups.