Caregiver (Foster Parent) Support ProgramProviding support to foster families and family caregivers
Caregiver (Foster Parent) Support Program
The Caregiver (Foster Parent) Support Program (CSP) was developed in collaboration with the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) to provide support to foster families and family caregivers in order to maintain ministry placements.
CSP provides services to assist caregivers in managing a wide range of challenges and behaviours related to trauma, diagnoses, attachment, and transitions. CSP staff promote self-advocacy and provide support through individual in-person sessions, phone/text/email support, care team meetings, resources, and training opportunities.
CSP regularly provides training for caregivers in Abbotsford and Mission, as well as caregivers in the Fraser East who are contracted by the Fraser Valley Aboriginal Children and Family Services Society (FVACFSS). Trainings with FVACFSS have an Indigenous elder in attendance to help with cultural safety.
The curriculum is customized with the latest educational information and centered around peer learning. Topics include trauma-informed practice, strategies for challenging behaviors and attachment and development.
Who We Help
- Foster parents or family caregivers in Abbotsford and Mission
How to Access
- All new and existing foster and family contracts are offered a minimum of three months of service, initially, to support homes in maintaining placement stability with the children and youth in their care.
- Please talk to your MCFD Resource Social Worker for referral options in Abbotsford and Mission.
“I feel very supported in my growth, as a caregiver for the child, and as a person.”
Did You Know?
The Caregiver (Foster Parent) Support Program began in 2005, and Archway has been providing services since 1969.
8:30am – 4:30pm
Monday – Friday
#106-32868 Ventura Ave Abbotsford
2420 Montrose Avenue
Abbotsford, BC V2S 3S9
Emergency Support Lines
Foster Parents: Foster Parent Support Line 1.888.495.4440
Family Caregivers: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren 1.855.474.9777
“My CSP worker was the most supportive care worker, with a plethora of great information to help us.”
“Our CSP worker always has an open ear for us and assists us with all our needs. She is Great!!”
“With their support I have learned to confidently navigate the system.”
“This support has been a wonderful experience for both my husband and I. We are so glad this has been made available.”
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