PASS program

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The PASS (Parent Adoption Support Services) program supports adoptive families right before or after a child comes home, or at any point in the early years of adoption.

We accept referrals in one of two ways:

  • MCFD can refer an adoptive family to PASS and PAA covers the costs for your family
  • a family can self-refer and pay for the service themselves

The goals of the PASS program are to strengthen the attachment between the parent(s) and the child, decrease parent-child relationship stress, and decrease problematic behaviours in the child.

PASS achieves these goals by offering in-home or online support, counselling, and conducting child-led play therapy. The program increases parenting confidence, attachment with your child, and helps establish an overall healthy and happy start for your family.

You will follow a structured program focused on training and supporting parents in therapeutic play. A PASS counsellor will work with your family in your home or online for 12 sessions over 24-30 weeks.

For more information call or email Anne Melcombe – Social Work Program Lead at PASS@bcadoption.com or 1-604-320-7330 Ext 117