Three locations are being streamlined into two
On Monday December 1, 2014 Family & Children's Services (F&CS) of St. Thomas and Elgin will begin consolidating two downtown locations into the Child Youth and Family Centre at 99 Edward Street, St. Thomas, inspacepreviously utilized by the Elgin St. Thomas Public Health Unit.
The new location will be home to the following F&CS agency services; Children’s Services, Family Services and Volunteer Services. The Family Visitation program and agency Legal Department will also be on-site.
Co-locating with F&CS at 99 Edward will be the Oxford Elgin Child and Youth Centre.
The move to 99 Edward will enable F&CS to close their existing downtown locations at 456 Talbot Street and 10 Mondamin Street, bringing child, youth and family support services under one roof.
The agency will continue to operate agency Resources and Intake departments out of the 410 Sunset Drive offices, where a number of back-office services such as Finance and IT will also be housed. This will remain the official address and home office for Family & Children’s Service of St. Thomas and Elgin.
F&CS will continue to provide service during the transition, which is expected to begin on November 27, 2014 and have put plans in place to minimize disruption.
Positive parenting booklet and Literature Review
Parents are sometimes faced with the dilemma of: Should I spank my kids and if I do what are the implications for my child? Recent research has highlighted the negative effects on children when their parents use corporal punishment on them.
The Centre for Research and Education on Violence against Women and Children conducted a literature review on the latest research regarding the impact of using corporal punishment on children. Using this information, the Centre has worked collaboratively with Thames Valley District School Board, London District Catholic School Board and FACS to create this new resource for parents, educators and service providers in Elgin County.
To read the full booklet, please click here.
To read the full press release, please click here. To veiw an article recently published by the Huffington Post, please click here
To read the Literature Review, please click here.
To purchase copies or for more informaiton, please contact Neil Hubert.