ASCD Child’s Circle of Support

ASCD Child’s Circle of Support

 

“Indigenous children cannot be viewed in isolation, but rather they must be supported in the context of their families, extended families, communities and culture. ASCD programs work to recreate the strong traditional systems of caring for children that Indigenous communities historically had in place. The “Circle of Support” places the child at the centre and wraps them with primary, secondary, consultative and long term supports. Relationships are foundational within the circle and ASCD programs honour the “whole child,” acknowledging the physical, mental, social/emotional, as well as the spiritual and cultural aspects of the entire child and family.”