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School-based programs


Day Treatment School Program

The Day Treatment School Program provides a therapeutic setting 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 3 academic periods and one treatment period, with groups on Adolescent Life Skills.  The treatment period allows the youth to explore personal areas of strength and focus on skill development in the areas of: 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.

The Day Treatment Program operates in cooperation with the Toronto District School Board and are open to youth residing in Scarborough, from all Toronto School Boards.  It is currently available at the following schools:  Cedarbrae Collegiate, Churchill Collegiate, and Charles Gordon Senior Public School.

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). The program offer short term therapy and support to clients and families for 3-6 months.  The workers typically provide sessions once or twice a week.  There is flexibility around the time of the sessions (during the day or in the evening).  The workers are accommodating and, depending on what works best,  they can meet clients in the community, at school, at home or at the agency.

The Priority Access for School (PAS) Program, referrals go through the chief social worker at the school boards. We are currently at capacity but anticipate openings soon. This program serves youth from East Toronto.

Respect In Schools Everywhere (RISE)

The Respect in Schools Everywhere (RISE) Program is an intensive youth-led school based violence prevention program for grades 7-12, focusing on bullying, cyber-bullying, dating violence and harassment.  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.   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

We have a new Day Treatment Program in partnership with Springboard for youth involved with Youth Justice. It is a high school program for young people up to the age of 21yrs. Referrals must come from Probation to Springboard. We serve youth from around the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).