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School-Based Programs


Day Treatment School Program

The Day Treatment School Program provides an education setting combined with therapy that enables adolescents to deal with a variety of problems and helps them to return to the school system or enter the work force.  Youth considered for Day Treatment are between the ages of 12-18 and are not able to maintain themselves successfully in a community school.  The daily programming includes three academic periods and one treatment period, with groups on Adolescent Life Skills and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).  The treatment period allows the youth to explore personal areas of strength and focus on skill development in the areas of: mood regulation, anger management, communication skills, relationship building, self-esteem/self-awareness, responsibility, stress management, substance use, and problem solving.  Youth take part in planning their own program and future goals.  Each classroom is staffed by an EMYS Child Youth Worker and a TDSB teacher.  An Individual and Family Therapist provides individual and family therapy and case management for youth and their families.

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Priority Access for Schools (PAS) Program

The Priority Access for Schools (PAS) program provides individual and family counselling and case management support to youth who are referred from the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) and Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB).

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Respect In Schools Everywhere (RISE)

The Respect in Schools Everywhere (RISE) Program is an intensive youth-led school-based violence prevention and mentorship program for grades 7 to 12.  The youth participants are responsible for developing and facilitating workshops focused on bullying, mental health and stigma and conflict resolution.  RISE has developed a program model for schools based on evidence-based practices and current research.  RISE is currently delivered at West Hill Collegiate Institute.

Read here how our teens are talking to peers about bullying.

If you are interested in having RISE at your school, contact us! RISE has the capacity to bring the program to any school or community agency interested in starting the program.  Toronto RISE program has teens talking to peers about bullying.

Youth Justice Day Treatment Program

The Youth Justice Day Treatment program is a high school program for young people up to 21 years old that are involved with the Youth Justice System.  This is done in partnership with Springboard. We serve youth from around the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

To access services: Must be referred by probation through Springboard.