Boys and Girls Club of LaSalle

Chang­ing Lives, To­gether

Montreal Times - - Community -

Thurs­day, March 30th, 2017 from 4:30-7:00PM, at the Boys and Girls Club of LaSalle

Re­cent trans­for­ma­tions in public ca­pac­ity. ser­vices un­der­line the need to work dif­fer­ently to serve youth. LaSalle-Wrap is an op­tion for those ex­pe­ri­enc­ing dif­fi­cul­ties with pro­fes­sional ser­vices (ed­u­ca­tion, health, jus­tice, or so­cial ser­vices).

LaSalle-Wrap is a pi­lot project im­ple­mented by the Boys and Girls Club of LaSalle that works with youth in a unique and in­no­va­tive way. The project uses a highly in­di­vid­u­al­ized ap­proach with peo­ple ex­pe­ri­enc­ing mul­ti­ple per­sis­tent needs and helps them ful­fil their po­ten­tial. The ap­proach strength­ens and links sup­port­ive re­la­tion­ships from all walks of life; th­ese can be with fam­ily mem­bers, teach­ers, so­cial work­ers, coaches, etc. Chances of suc­cess in­crease when pos­i­tive sup­ports com­bine their en­ergy and fo­cus it on the youth’s goals, in a way that high­lights their voice, choice, and dig­nity. This is nec­es­sary for youth to build their

The changes that have taken place in care over the past years high­light the need to in­te­grate com­mu­nity and sys­tem sup­ports and look at youth who are hav­ing chal­lenges with ex­ist­ing sys­tems in a new light. The LaSalleWrap team is do­ing just that, and pre­lim­i­nary eval­u­a­tion data is show­ing promis­ing re­sults.

On March 30th, LaSalle-Wrap will in­vite key peo­ple who are en­gaged in the com­mu­nity and who have par­tic­i­pated in the project to deepen re­la­tion­ships that are the foun­da­tion of its suc­cess. Chang­ing Lives, To­gether, will be an op­por­tu­nity to learn more about the Wrap­around ap­proach and con­nect with oth­ers who are ei­ther pro­fes­sion­ally or in­for­mally ded­i­cated to build­ing health­ier com­mu­ni­ties in which our youth can thrive.

Con­tact in­for­ma­tion:514-364-4661

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