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- The ASCD Practice Guidelines 2017 Manual was developed to continue to support emerging and existing ASCD programs in service delivery. The Office of the Provincial Advisor for Aboriginal Supported Child Development Programs managed the development of the ASCDP Practice Guidelines 2017 Manual, which was the result of over a year’s worth of collaboration, with the ASCD Working Group consisting primarily of Indigenous service providers and subject matter experts. The 2017 ASCD Practice Guidelines reflect developments in best practices and research and also now includes the child’s “Circle of Support.” ASCD Practice Guideline FINAL February 14th 2017
- ASCD Guidelines Manual was developed to assist emerging and existing ASCD programs in service delivery. The manual includes a common set of program guidelines, an outline of recommended practice, and sample templates and forms that can be adapted to meet your agency’s internal record keeping requirements.
ASCD Guidelines Manual April12 2010
- SCD Provincial Policy was a commitment under the 2012/2013 Operational and Strategic Directional Plan of the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD). The policy revisions were led by MCFD with significant collaboration with IDP and SCDP/ASCDP coordinators and consultants and the CYSN Policy team. The overarching purpose of the SCDP Policies is to ensure that policies for Supported Child Development (SCD) programs are current, evidence-based, and meet the ministry’s standards for policies, standards and guidelines. ASCD consultants participated extensively in the development of the SCD program policy in order to ensure that the importance of culturally safe and appropriate services is embedded in SCD policy. ASCD programs may use the SCD policy as a reference for their practice.
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- Community Assessment Toolkit was created for communities who are considering starting up an Aboriginal SCD program in their community or establishing or strengthening partnerships with existing SCD services to ensure those Aboriginal children with extra support needs and their families have access to culturally appropriate Aboriginal Supported Child Development (SCD) services.
Community Assessment Toolkit
- ASCD Handbook is meant to be used as a guide for communities and organizations to gain a stronger understanding of Supported Child Development and to begin or continue the process of exploring Aboriginal Supported Child Development in their community. Please keep in mind that this is a Handbook-it is not a Policy and Procedure Manual.