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F-Words - An Introduction

Landing firmly in the area of innovative quality improvement and service integration, the OSNS is shifting our thinking and practice towards the implementation of an F-Words framework of care that is more holistic for all families 

INSPIRED by decades of research, CANCHILD - McMaster University developed the six F-Words approach which the OSNS is adopting for use with all children and families.  The OSNS as a  first step will incorporate the F-Words into our clinical practices, asking the child and parents their strengths, hopes and dreams for each of the F-Words.
 

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The six F-WORDS are focused on all areas of child development 

FAMILY

Families come in all shapes and sizes, but no matter the structure, family is an important part of your child's life. Who is your child's family?

FUNCTION

What are your child's strengths, likes and gifts?  How does your child "do stuff"? 

FUN

Children need to be involved in activities that they find enjoyable and want to participate in. What are the activities your child finds fun?

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FRIENDS

Friendships are important for social development. Who are your child's friends?  

Together Towards Tomorrow

FUTURE

Children and their families'

expectations and dreams for the future are essential for mapping the way forward.  What are you and your child looking forward to?

FITNESS

How do you and your child stay physically active?

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FAMILY  FUNCTION  FUN  FRIENDS  FUTURE  FITNESS