FCSS programs make a difference! Intuitively, we know that, but HOW do we know that? Is it the thank you from the family that now interacts positively? Is it increased participation in the weekly youth group? Or is it a community that comes together to strengthen their social networks and address social needs?
We are pleased to present the 2012 FCSS Storybook. This year, we decided to
do something a little different; instead of narrowing our focus to tell the stories
of only some of the work FCSS does in communities, we have chosen to broaden
the Storybook to tie in with the theme of our 2012 FCSSAA Power of Prevention
conference - “Making the Connection”. What better way to make the connection
than by celebrating all the connections made by FCSS throughout Alberta?
We’re very pleased to forward the 2011 Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) Storybook showing the diversity of FCSS.
The work we do in FCSS is built on relationships - whether it’s working collaboratively within our municipalities and regions, building that one on one relationship that may bring joy to a shut-in senior, helping guide a wayward youth, or supporting communities to address community-wide needs, strong relationships sustain people and communities.
Welcome to the 2010 Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) Storybook. Community Connections: Partnerships and Collaboration is the theme for this year's Storybook.
The very concept of FCSS is built on the foundation of partnerships and collaboration. It is more essential today than ever before for communities to work together to find the common ground that develops, builds and strengthens successful partnerships.
According to Michael Winer and Karen Ray in their book, The Collaboration Handbook,
We’re very pleased to present the 2009 Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) Storybook. This year’s Storybook reflects the theme of ‘Youth Mentoring’ and shares heart-warming stories of how mentors connect with at risk children and youth to build stronger, safer communities.
Our theme this year also coincides with the launch of Alberta Mentoring Partnership. FCSSAA is proud to be a member of this provincial initiative dedicated to supporting local mentoring services so that every child at risk who needs a mentor, has access to a mentor.
We’re very pleased to present the 2008 Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) Storybook. This year’s Storybook reflects the theme of diversity and the many innovative ways FCSS staff and volunteers have found to address the changing faces of our communities. Each vignette portrays a unique situation, yet common themes are illustrated - from the importance of communication to sharing cultural practices, to strengthening partnerships and building safe neighbourhoods.
We’re very pleased to present the 2007 FCSS Story Book. This year’s Story Book reflects the many innovative ways Family and Community Support Service staff and volunteers have found to address the social issues that impact communities. Each vignette portrays a unique situation, yet common themes are illustrated - from tackling homelessness and poverty to forging meaningful partnerships and building safe neighbourhoods.