Resources

List of Resources (Click links to jump to details):

findSupport BC
FSI Possibilities! Newsletter
FSI Bulletin
Brothers and Sisters – The Power Of Growing Up Together
Employment Options for Individuals and Families in BC
Stop Hurting Kids: Parent Guide for Keeping All Children Safe from Restraint and Seclusion in BC Schools
Stop Hurting Kids: Restraint and Seclusion in BC Schools – Survey Results and Recommendations
FSI Wellness Booklet
The Power of Knowing Each Other: Stories about informal
 safeguards told by BC families
Dual Diagnosis – A Guide for Families of a Child with an Intellectual/Developmental Disability and a Mental Disorder
I Openers – Parents Ask Questions About Sexuality and Children with Developmental Disabilities

findSupport BC

findSupport BC is a central access point for locating programs and activities in your region from assistive technology, recreation, and housing options to funding, financial security, and programs of the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD), and Community Living British Columbia (CLBC), Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation (MSDSI) and many other supports and services. The first of its kind, this searchable database is easy to use with information written in plain language.

www.findsupportbc.com

 

FSI Possibilities! Newsletter – full of inspiring stories and information

 

FSI’s Possibilities! newsletter, full of inspiring stories and other information, is available to ALL families, friends and partnering organizations. Check back here often for updates.

Summer 2017 – click to view
Winter/Spring 2017
– click to view
Fall 2016 – click to view

Subscribe to the FSI Newsletter

 

FSIBC Bulletin – full of information and resources

FSI’s Bulletin is available to everyone! The FSIBC Bulletin, full of helpful resources, is available to ALL families, friends and partnering organizations with the hopes that the information collected can help others in the support of families and individuals with diverse challenges. Check back here often for updates.

August 2017
July 2017

June 2017

Subscribe to the FSIBC Bulletin

 

Brothers and Sisters – The Power Of Growing Up Together

FSI’s book “Brothers and Sisters – The Power of Growing Up Together” is now available!

The Family Support Institute (FSI), in partnership with Community Living B.C. (CLBC), has compiled stories for a book project. Brothers and sisters often share a unique bond, especially in families where a loved one has a developmental disability. Both FSI and CLBC continue to be inspired by stories of siblings, the impact they have on one another, their family and in community.

Brothers and sisters are often key voices in advocacy, community access, relationships and storytelling in terms of their sibling’s strengths and assets. Through photos and stories, this resource celebrates and highlights how these relationships create more inclusive and safer communities for everyone.

Click here for the .pdf version

A print version is also available for $15 per copy (plus shipping and handling) – for more information or to order, please contact the FSI office or email

 

Employment Options for Individuals and Families in BC

The goal of this booklet is to provide information to families about the workforce for people with disabilities, to describe the types of supports available during employment, and to illustrate how to access these services.

By taking a person centered approach to employment and focusing on the individual – not the job – employment for all becomes more attainable. With supports, knowledge, choice, and understanding, people of varying abilities can achieve full citizenship and inclusion in community by doing meaningful work for fair wages.

Click to see the PDF

 

Stop Hurting Kids: Parent Guide for Keeping All Children Safe from Restraint and Seclusion in BC Schools

As the attention around restraint and seclusion in schools grows in BC, the Family Support Institute and Inclusion BC are seeking to inform and empower families of their rights around the issue. This guide will help families prevent, recognize, and act on cases of restraint and seclusion that affect their children both directly and indirectly. Restraint and seclusion affect all children in school, but with the greatest impact on those most vulnerable, including children with disabilities.
Click to see the PDF report

 

Stop Hurting Kids – Restraint and Seclusion in BC Schools – Survey Results and Recommendations

Restraint and seclusion are being used repeatedly and systemically in BC’s public schools. For the Inclusion BC / Family Support Institute survey results of November 21, 2013.

Click to see the PDF report

 

FSI Wellness Booklet

“When Do I Have Time…? for Wellness” – information on physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellness.

Click to see the PDF

 

The Power of Knowing Each Other: Stories about informal
 safeguards told by BC families

The Family Support Institute, in partnership with Community Living BC, has compiled a book of stories about our family members with developmental disabilities and the informal safeguards and relationships that makes their lives richer and safer.

Click to see the PDF

 

Dual Diagnosis – A Guide for Families of a Child with an Intellectual/Developmental Disability and a Mental Disorder


Check out our resource developed by the Family Support Institute in partnership with The F.O.R.C.E. Society for Kid’s Mental Health.

Click to see the PDF

 

I Openers – Parents Ask Questions About Sexuality and Children with Developmental Disabilities

I Openers – Parents Ask Questions About Sexuality and Children with Developmental Disabilities

Written by: David Hingsburger
Published by: The Family Support Institute
ISBN: 0-9696944-0-7
Price: $5.00 each plus GST and shipping

For more information or to order, please contact our office at (604) 540-8374 ext. 523 or