This service is geared to children and their parents who have come to Canada from another country.
During my many years of providing services to different families from various ethnic backgrounds and cultures, I have observed a strong and great need for preparation, support and information relevant to the transition and adaptation of children from other countries.
The change is very drastic and the children are not prepared for this change. Often parents have no idea of the variables in the adaptation to the transitional change and have no idea how to help the children. Parents try to do their best providing for their family while the arrival of the child presents other demands.
Parents are sometime in shock as they try to understand what happened to the child they knew. They sadly watch their dreams, hopes and plans for their children slip away, feeling alone and not knowing what to do.
If you find yourself in this position it is important that you find support to help you and your child/children with this transition.