The Calgary Runaway ProgramPublisher: Cambyr Agencies, 1130 - 12th Street, S.W., Calgary, Alberta
Year Published: 1982
Resource Type: Organization
Cx Number: CX2422
The Calgary Runaway Program, begun in 1977, provides a confidential counselling service for youth and families experiencing difficulties with runaway behaviour.
Abstract: The Calgary Runaway Program, begun in 1977, provides a confidential counselling service for youth and families experiencing difficulties with runaway behaviour.
The program has stated goals that include counselling and therapy to runaways and their families; to act as a referral agency, where this is appropriate; to examine the scope and incidence of runaways; to develop public education programs dealing with public awareness the problems and their families; and to supply support systems to runaways and their families.
The Calgary Runaway Program employs three counsellors to carry a caseload of fifteen to thirty families. Clients range in age from six to seventeen years. Referrals are made from various sources including Alberta Social Services, Community Health (Child Welfare and Public Assistance) school, police, hospitals, as well as other social services and self-referrals.
Services of the program include: confidential counselling for families (individual and group); crisis intervention; information about legal rights and community and professional group; and support services such as telephone counselling, liaison with other social services, referral to job placement programs, referrals to other agencies and advocacy activity.
The Calgary Runaway Program is funded under contract with Social Services and Community Health (Child Welfare Branch).
This organization no longer exists.
This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1982.