Kinark Child and Family Services
Syl Apps Youth Centre
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|Description & Services|
|Description||Syl Apps Youth Centre is a 50-bed, co-ed, residential facility for Ontario youth requiring secure treatment, Ontario youth with significant mental health issues who require secure custody/detention and youth wiht Ontario Review Board orders. |
SAYC has five residential units or 'cottages' in service currently. The units are staffed by youth workers and a unit supervisor. Youth receive treatment from a clinical staff team of social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, art and recreation therapists. Youth also access supports from consulting clinicians as well as recreation, chaplaincy and native services. The Halton Board of Education operates an on-site high school for the youth residents in partnership wiht SAYC.
SECURE TREATMENT (under the Child & Family Services Act - CFSA)
Provides secure treatment to youth who are at significant risk to themselves or others. The Secure Treatment program is a provincial resource and as such, youth are admitted through Family Courts from all regions of the province.
SECURE DETENTION AND CUSTODY (under the Youth Criminal Justice Act - YCJA)
Provides secure custody and detention for youth identified with significant mental healht issues. The program is a provincial resource and referrals to the program come through the Youth Justice Services Placement Co-ordination Unit only. It is not possible to sentence or refer directly to the program from Youth Court.
At Syl Apps and throughout Kinark, treatment and rehabilitation interventions are based on the individual strengths and needs of each youth and whenever possible, are done in partnership with families or guardians. Dialectical Behavioural Therapy is in place across the milieu.
To be accepted as a volunteer one must:
Participate in a personal interview to determine mutual compatibility with volunteer role requirements;
Pass a criminal reference check including the vulnerable person sector screening; A driving record check may also be requested if applicable;
Provide a medical certificate completed by a registered physician (Kinark will assist with the cost of the above);
Provide at least two personal references, one of which must be professional, and work, or course of study related, and the other two, personal character;
Be prepared to engage in all training sessions and activities;
Sign and adhere to a confidentiality agreement;
Available for a minimum commitment of two hours per week, for six months.
Syl Apps is licensed by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services and is accredited by Children's Mental Health Ontario (CMHO).
|Dates||365 days a year|
|Areas Served||Dufferin County ; Halton Region ; Peel Region ; Simcoe County ; Toronto ; Waterloo Region ; Wellington County ; York Region|
|Eligibility||Ages: 12 year(s) and up |
Secure Treatment - youth younger than 12 with approval of Minister of MCYS, youth older than 18 based on the length of their order.
Secure Custody - youth 12 to 17 at the time of the offence
|Application||*Family Court order |
*Ontario Review Board order
*Referral from Placement Co-ordination Unit
|Languages||English ; Others through interpretation|
|Address||475 Iroquois Shore Rd|
Oakville, ON L6H 1M3
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|Intersection||N of Hwy 403; between Trafalgar Rd/8th Line|
|After Hours Phone||905-844-4110|
|Toll Free Phone||1-888-454-6275|
|Primary Contact||Elisha Van Harte, Clinical Manager, SAYC; Phone: ext 2453; Email: email@example.com|
|Primary Executive||Peter Moore, CEO, Kinark Child and Family Services; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Alternate Executive||Cathy Paul, Director, Program Services, Kinark Child and Family Services; Phone: 905-474-9595 ext 2201; Email: email@example.com|
|Service Level||(50) Non Profit|
|Subjects||Correctional facilities ; Mental disorders ; Mental health ; Mental health centres ; Residential care ; Young offenders ; Youth|