Delta Connex

connex_-_front_cover.jpgSeptember 9th is International FASD Awareness day, a day that aims to further educate the public about fetal alcohol conditions and lend support to the millions living with and raising children with the diagnosis. 

Read Reach's press release about International FASD day and our education series: Reach education series helps parents of children with FASD

 

 

Connex Program Brochure 2016

What is Delta Connex, and what services do we provide?

Delta Connex is provincially funded Key Worker Service Program for parents in the community of Delta, B.C., who have children ages birth to 19 who have been exposed to alcohol or drugs prenatally (F.A.S.D./ N.A.S.), have Complex Developmental Behavioural Conditions (CDBC), or who have no diagnosis but exhibit serious defeicits in the areas of development and learning, mental health and behaviour, or adaptive and social skills.

Anyone can make a referral with parental consent to the Delta Connex program.

 Download a referral form here > Referral form for Delta Connex March 2010   

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F.A.S.D. (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) can be co-occuring with Autism Spectrum Disorder (A.S.D.) or mental health issues, among other conditions.

C.D.B.C. (Complex Developmental Behavioural Conditions) covers all areas within and surrounding the Venn diagram to the left. Delta Connex works with families whose children have these diagnoses or are waiting for a diagnosis in one of these areas.

 

 

Building on family’s strengths, Key Workers offer service in three different levels of support.

Some examples of the service provided in each level are:

 
Level1–
An information package about services available in Delta
Someone to attend meetings or to facilitate the filling out of forms
Assistance with referral to diagnosis

 

 

 
Level2–
Families will receive a Family Action Plan outlining their priorities for service, which agencies within the community will do what and the time frames for completion as well as an in-depth child profile
Resources and materials to assist with implementing their Family Action Plan
Care team meetings to proactively assist them with their priorities

 

 

 
Level3– (typically for families with children who have a diagnosis)
Families may access behavioural support if their child is presenting with on-going challenging behaviours. Behavioural support is an intense service, which requires long-term time commitments from the family. It involves: identifying priorities, assessment and plan development, plan implementation and monitoring and modifications

Families will meet on a weekly or bi-weekly basis with the Behavioural Consultant in the initial stages of identification and assessment. Once a Behavioural Support Plan is implemented, and families have acquired new strategies, meetings will be less frequent.

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P2P SUPPORT - Peer Support and Workshops
All families in Delta Connex have access to our parent/peer support groups and workshops.Workshops are offered for parents, professionals and others in the community on such topics as Positive Parenting, Challenging Behaviours, Understanding Visual Supports, Sexuality, and FASD Prevention. 

Visit our Events Calendar to find out about important support group and workshops dates. Registration is required.

 If you or your agency has a related topic of interest please contact the Delta Connex Coordinator at 604-946-6622 ext. 302 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it   

Who is Eligible?

Families in Delta who have children birth through 19 with a diagnosis of FASD, or have Complex Developmental Behavioural Conditions(CDBC) are eligible for Delta Connex services. CDBC describes children or youth who fall with in the bottom 5th percent in atleast one of the following areas: Development and Learning, Mental Health/Behaviour, Adaptive and Social Skills, and Biomarkers.

Delta Connex Handbook 2016  

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Contact info:
For more information about Delta Connex please contact Program Coordinator Camille Netherton at 604.946.6622 ext. 302 or email at  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .