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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