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Services We Provide
Wandex Integrated Service Inc. believes in the importance of skilled and therapeutic intervention to stabilize complex referring issues; enhance the self-worth and dignity of each individual; and, promote healing of childhood neglect, abuse and trauma using holistic values.
Our guiding principle is to involve a non-institutional approach of joining family values, concrete treatment modalities with unconditional acceptance and guidance in a group living setting. Wandex Integrated Service Inc. is committed to giving children in care a home that will provide for their physical, social, educational, emotional, medical and cultural needs.
Our concrete treatment modalities, through a Trauma Informed and Client Centered approach,with unconditional acceptance and guidance provides for passionate commitment to providing children with a home that will ensure their physical, social, educational, medical and cultural needs while continuing to maintain and support healthy connections with their family (if appropriate).
Wandex Integrated Service Inc. is guided by a strong philosophy with specific cultural influences. We believe that for a child to be healthy and strong the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of that child must be in balance. In caring for and teaching children, we must focus on these aspects.
We are taught that the life skills as well as the emotional, physical, and spiritual development can be achieved by learning how to live from the land andembracing the cultural traditions. Learning these skills creates a strong sense of identity and builds self-esteem.
Wandex Integrated Service Inc. utilizes distinct healing (therapeutic) approaches to ensure that the children and their families (if applicable) served through our program are respected, involved and have the greatest potentials for learning and applying new skills. Our programs combine the Client-Centered Therapy (CCT) approach, the Circle of Courage healing modelalong with a Trauma Informed Approach which are all implemented into milieu-basedtherapy which emphasizes on engagement in meaningful activities of daily life, especially to enable or encourage participation in such activities in spite of impairments or limitations ofthe child or family.
Additionally, Wandex Integrated Service Inc. places high value and emphasis on the unique needs of culturally diverse clients and involves the Circle of Courage model as a theoretical framework for working with First Nations children, and families. Wandex Integrated Service Inc. can accommodate up to five (5) but ability to expand to six (6) if there is a sibling group in a crisis, short-term or long-term capacity.
Our program, however, may provide residence to additional children should a referral of a sibling group occur and a temporary license permits the additional clients. We offer our group living program to envelop services required to assist in supporting and creating change for children and their families (if applicable) with children’s services statuses from apprehension through to reunification.
Our approach is essential in the coordination of resources that, when done with professionalism, skill and integrity, support the development of skills to enhance their lives.
In addition to the group living environment, Wandex Integrated Service Inc. offers a blended family support component as a means to involve parents / family members in learning skills, increasing resilience and reducing risk factors to assist in the preservation and/or reunification of the family unit.
Parents are supported in the group living environment to learn necessary skills and are then supported in transitioning those skills into their home.
Refer A Child
Wandex Integrated Service Inc. accepts referrals from Alberta Children Services – Regional authorities and Designated First Nations Agencies and/or other provincial children’s services authorities. Initially, contact is made with the Director or Team Leader to determine the appropriateness of the placement (contract or fee-for-service) and to ensure that the agency’s mandate is suitable.