CFD 7: Community-Based Approach to Service
A community-based approach increases the ability of the organization and community to support children and families and meet their needs.
The organization works and partners with other community providers to coordinate service delivery and increase the likelihood that needed supports and services will be used.
NA The organization provides only parent education groups.
To promote the availability of a full range of community services, the organization:
- regularly assesses the resources and services available to families; and
- advocates for needed services when they are lacking or not easily accessible.
Program activities facilitate a connection to the community, and promote a coordinated response to community needs, by encouraging families to:
- connect with other community members, organizations, and institutions; and
- contribute time and skills to family support and community building efforts if and when it is appropriate to do so.
Some families may not be at a point in their lives where they can contribute to family support and community building efforts.