Family Resource Programs and Sustainable Development in BC

Everyone wants a healthy quality of life.  We want sustained growth for better salaries, safer communities and clean air.  Getting there means we need to balance the economic, social and environmental pillars of sustainable development.  This is the goal of “Transforming our World:  the 2030 Agenda of the United Nations.  The #2030Agenda has 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  FACT:  Did you know Family Resource Programs contribute to 8 of the 17 goals?  Read on to learn how FRPs contribute to a healthy quality of life in Family Resource Programs and Sustainable Development in BC and infographic.

Family Drop-In Quality Assurance Overview

Quality assurance is the sustained provision of a desired level of quality of a service.  Like any non-profit service provider, family resource programs assure quality to guarantee an excellent service to families and to demonstrate effectiveness to funders.  We shine a light on standards of quality assurance as we analyze the work of family resource programs and the new BC Ministry of Child and Family Development Early Years Service Framework.  Certified FRP-BC members work by the principles and deliver all categories of the new MCFD framework.  Read how in the Family Drop-In Quality Assurance Overview:  an alignment with the ministry of Child and Family Development Early Years Service Framework and infographic.

Effectiveness and Long-term Impacts of Family Resource Programs in Society

The bottom line is this:  family resource programs (FRPs) positively impact #health, #justice and #resilience. Family Resource Practitioners model an evidenced trauma-informed approach that includes open-ended time with families, attuned relationship building and follow-up with family-directed resolution.  Learn how to tell the story of why family resource programs work, what we do and most significant, how we do it!   Look here for the infographic, summary or full consultation report on Effectiveness and Long-term Impacts of Family Resource Programs in Society Consultation Report.

What is a Family Resource Center?

View the video - "What is a Family Resource Center?"

Take a look at the video to gain a better understanding of what happens in a family resource center. Hear testimonies from real participants at these centres and what to expect during your visit.

BC Association of Family Resource Programs - Pedagogy of Continuity: A Dance of Care

View our paper - "Pedagogy of Continuity: A Dance of Care"

What is possible in the pedagocial space of a Family Resource Program? This research paper defines agentic engagement by exploring how intential open-ended time and personal and social agency delineate the pedagogical space and the ethical gestures found there. Rhizomatic theory and Complex Adaptive Systems are identified as descriptors of the work. Pedagogy of continuity requires agentic interpersonal supports that depend on the practitioners's skills to create autonomy for the participants and provision of an agentic environment.

BC Association of Family Resource Programs - For Parents and the Public

View our video - "A Place for Families"

What is a Family Resource Program? Whether they are referred to as Family Place, Neighbourhood House or Parent/Child Playgroup, a Family Resource Program is a broad term which is inclusive for all community drop-in's for parents with children 0-6.

Key factors are: parent/caregiver and child(ren) attend together, everyone in the community is welcome and is not mandated.


What Are Family Resource Programs? And Why are They Important?


BC Association of Family Resource Programs - For Early Years Professionals

Monitoring Family Resource Programs in BC: Research Report 2016

Policy Paper - Within our Grasp: How Family Resource Programs Can Support Families to Reduce Social and Emotional Vulnerability in Young Children.

Stories of Resilience: How Family Resource Programs Make a Difference for Families Facing Mental Health or Settlement Challenges.


FRP-BC: Promising Practices that Make a Difference

Download the Book: Working to Make A Difference - Guidelines for Adopting Provincial Standards in Family Resource Programs

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