The Sources Community Resources Society has launched two new programs as it moves into their new office on 3rd Avenue. The new initiatives include the Family Preservation Service and the Behaviour Analysis Supervision Intervention Consultation program (B.A.S.I.C.).
The Family Preservation service works with families where children are at risk or have been removed from the home. It works with the families to promote reunification and create strategy plans. The new office has two rooms where families can meet. It is designed to create a more comfortable and private environment.
The B.A.S.I.C. program works on behavioural intervention for children with autism. Behavior intervention is used to help teach skills that are underdeveloped. Sources program is the first of its kind in Prince George to have Board Certified Behaviour Analysts (BCBA).
“We were able to set up a structure that used Board Certified Behaviour Analysts to develop the programs and supervise those programs as well as other levels of certified professionals.” said Michael Watt, Regional Director, Sources Community Resources Society. “[They] deliver the services and that really brings a high level of efficiency and quality and really really positive outcomes for the kids.”
BCBA’s have training to create positive behavioural support plans for patients. There are currently 25 families that use the new B.A.S.I.C. service. The programs are primarily focused in Prince George with some families served as far as Burns Lake and Quesnel. However, it could expand across Northern B.C. as demand is needed.