Indigenous Perspectives Society’s Indigenous Child and Family Services Training (ICFST) is a requirement for social workers employed by Indigenous Child and Family Serving Agencies. ICFST combines best practice in Indigenous child and family support services with BC legislation and Practice Standards. The ICFST curriculum is a competency-based model which incorporates skills and abilities that an individual must possess, to practice as a delegated social worker to carry out the various responsibilities, in Voluntary Services, Guardianship and Child Protection.
The ICFST program incorporates the Aboriginal Operational and Practice Standards and Indicators (AOPSI), the practice standards developed by Indigenous Child and Family Serving Agencies. There is a field component that builds on classroom experience and grounds practice within the Agencies and community settings. The ICFST training program is a unique program delivered within the community context of the Indigenous Child and Family Serving Agencies.