Support Program for Children & Families

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The support program for children and families their includes a wide range of solutions that are implemented according to the needs of each individual. Parents are supported in the parenting role, and children are supported to increase engagement, improve communication and enhance their confidence.

Schedule a phone call and we will find out together which service works best for you.

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You Receive a Call

When we call you, there are a few questions you will need to answer. Then we will find the right counselor for you and schedule a time to meet and talk.

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You Meet the Counselor

You will meet with a counselor, and together you will explore what services may be right for you, and what the next steps are. Sometimes you have to meet more than once.

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Regular Communication

The counselor will be of support and will help you apply for services and resolve any issues. Please do not hesitate to call the counselor if you need any assistance.

Am I entitled to support services?

To be eligible for support services, parents and children must meet the following criteria:

  • Be legal residents in Reykjavík.
  • Be assessed in need of support according to the Reykjavik City rules.
  • Parents have custody of the children receiving the support.

People with disabilities ages 18 and over can receive support services tailored to their needs.

How do I apply for the support program?

The first step in applying for the support program is to schedule a call from a counselor.

What happens next?

Once the application for the support program has been signed and submitted, the next step is the formal assessment of the family’s support needs. It considers a number of factors, including skills and strengths, social conditions, engagement and other support available.

If an application is approved, a counselor prepares a support plan in collaboration with the family. The support plan is based on a formal assessment of support and describes what support is being provided and how it is being delivered, what the objectives are and how the results of the support are being assessed.

A Better City for Children

The Better City for Children project aims to improve services for children, youth, and their families in school and recreational settings. The purpose of the Project is to increasingly offer services in the children's school environment, providing proper support as soon as possible, and strengthening the partnership between the Department of Education and Youth and the District Service Centers.

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