Our Practice Principles

Community based

Service and support take place in the most inclusive, most responsive, most accessible and least restrictive settings; and safely promote children and family integration into home and community life. We partner with local, high risk schools to locate our services based on the social vulnerability metrics of poverty and transiency.

Family Voice and Choice

Planning is grounded in child and family perspectives and the service strives to provide options based on need and develops plans that reflect family values and preferences. We utilize resiliency concepts and support families to build on their strengths.

Natural Supports

Practitioners actively seek out and encourage networks of interpersonal and community relationships. Increasing the circle of support is an important component of reducing isolation and increasing interdependence.

Ecological Approach

Work is focused on the child within the family, within the community. Engagement with the child, parents and extended natural supports is an inherent part of the work.

Strength Based

The work builds on and enhances the capabilities, knowledge, skills and assets of the child and family, and their community. We utilize the work of Resiliency Initiatives and Scott Miller.


Services are introduced to the family based on need and work collaboratively to assist families to achieve their outcomes. Multidisciplinary teams can consist of practitioners both internal and external to TFC.

Collective Impact

Services are coordinated, managed and focused on both the individual child and family and also the school environment and/or community. Based on the specific demographics and current issues activities are developed that promote the health and wellbeing of institutions and communities.