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This program delivers clinical services to natural and foster families with children ranging in age from birth to eighteen years. The agency's programs, community agencies and individuals refer clients to the program.
The program intends to provide comprehensive clinical services that include assessments and therapy. Consultation with psychologists on contract are supplemented by the agency's video access and service protocols with child Psychiatrists at Toronto Sick Kids Hospital. All services seek to ensure interventions are culturally relevant and community based. The program makes every attempt to involve parents in the child's assessment and intervention. These interventions include individual and family counselling; group work; school and residential programs; education/training; advocacy and referral services. These services are intended to support all agency clients.
The Community Support Program is designed to support families and children by helping to address community needs. The philosophy behind the development of the program identifies the families and children who may require services that will prevent the need for more intrusive services in the future.
This program has a responsibility for the delivery of a range of community prevention programs and family support activities designed to strengthen families and respond to emerging community needs.
The 0 - 6 Early Years Mental Health Initiative has been established to provide intensive Mental Health services to children between the ages of 0 - 6 and their families.
The purpose of this services is to offer early mental health intervention to children that are or may become at risk of requiring extensive mental health services later in life. Children may be at risk in their mental health development as a result of biological (genetic) or environmental reasons; which may include; parenting functioning, parent-child interactions, poverty, domestic violence, parental mental health, substance abuse etc.
The intensive approach will provide Early Mental Health intervention to children aged 0-6 and their families to surmount challenges, and create a family environment that supports healthy early childhood development. Counseling and support for parents who are worried about various aspects of their child's development or behaviour, and are seeking reassurance and guidance in their parenting roles.
The 0-6 Early Year Mental Health Service is targeted to offer services to families in need of 0-6 Children's Mental Health Intervention services and is at risk of / or experiencing some of the following: