Foster Care Programs and Services
Attachment-focused Impact Parenting
We believe true growth is achieved through quality relationships with trusting, caring adults. Research shows that the parent-child relationship plays a pivotal part in a child's development. A healthy parent-child relationship builds attachment, giving the child a sense of security.
At Nairn Family Homes, the programs and services provided revolve around this model - Attachment-focused Impact Parenting
Attachment-focused Foster Care
Our foster care training program is attachment-focused (not consequence driven) with attention given to the emotional relationship. This approach differs from traditional methods that focus on consequences as a form of behavioural change.
Our model of care is known as Impact Parenting. It is based on the parent’s awareness of their own emotions and their ability to respond to the child's feelings thoughtfully.
Our Foster Parents
We are extremely proud of our team of foster parents. We have families who have been with us, doing the work for over 25 years as well as fresh recruits learning the ropes. Wherever our foster parents are in their journey, we are there to support them and provide them with the resources they need to provide for those placed in their care.
We welcome families of diverse sizes, backgrounds, ages and make ups. All sorts of people make great foster parents! We carefully match children with families to ensure the best possible experience for both.
Foster Care Services
At Nairn Family Homes we strive to provide parents and families with training and support that will enhance their fostering experience. For foster parents, this brings a sense of community and confidence when facing challenges that come with fostering a child.
We take extreme care in matching families and foster children. Our goal is to make the best fit for both the foster child and family. We provide comprehensive training to our prospective foster parents. During our training program, foster parents learn about attachment-focused impact parenting and how it can be implemented in their homes. Our team at Nairn Family Homes is committed to ongoing skill development and education of foster families. Each foster family at Nairn Family Homes is assigned a family supervisor. Our family supervisors have small caseloads in order to assist, advocate and support our foster families. Family supervisors provide dedicated attention to each family. You will never be alone with Nairn Family Homes by your side. If for any reason you need support or have questions, your family supervisor at Nairn Family Homes is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We believe that respite is necessary and important to a successful placement. Nairn Family Homes' relief program supports foster families when they need help and some time to breathe.
We strive to make the best fit for both the foster child and family.
Our team at Nairn Family Homes is committed to ongoing skill development and education of foster families.
Our family supervisors have small caseloads in order to assist, advocate and support our foster families. You will never be alone with Nairn Family Homes by your side.
The support team at Nairn Family Homes is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We believe that respite is necessary and important to a successful placement.