|Social Media||Website: www.camh.ca/en/hospital/care_program_and_services/child_youth_and_family_program/Pages/child_youth_and_family_program.aspx|
|Office Phone||*416-535-8501 ext 4366 (Central Intake Number) |
To make a referral or for more information regarding the following services, please call:
*416-535-8501, ext. 34040 (Gender Identity)
*416-535-8501, ext 1730 (Youth Addiction Services)
*416-535-8501, ext. 36767 (SAPACCY)
*416-535-8501, ext. 34352 (Adolescent Service)
*416-535-8501, ext. 33642 (ABATE project)
|Address||Intergenerational Wellness Centre|
80 Workman Way
Toronto, ON M6J 1H4
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|Located In Community||Toronto Central|
|Intersection||Queen St. W./Ossington Ave.|
|Description||Adolescent Service: provide court-ordered assessments for youth aged 12 to 18 involved with the legal system. We offer recommendations to the courts, families and agencies, and help set up treatment referrals to community agencies. Judges, lawyers and probation services in the court system refer youth under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. Contact 416-535-8501, ext. 34952 for more information. |
Better Behaviours Service: for children and youth ages 5 - 17 with significant behaviour issues such as fighting, breaking rules, having difficulties in friendships, falling behind academically or having problems negotiating adult expectations. Problems are serious enough to be noticed at home, at school, with peers or in the community. The following list are programs offered through the service: The Incredible Years Parenting Program is a parent training group for parents with children ages 6 to 12 who display non-compliant, disruptive and aggressive behaviour. The Dinosaur Social Skills Program is a social skills training group for children, ages 6 to 8, who demonstrate challenging behaviours including non-compliance to adult requests, disruptive/aggressive behavior and social behavior difficulties. The CATCH Classroom is a day treatment classroom, for children, ages 6 to 8 with clinically significant emotional, behavioural and learning complexities across settings. The CATCH Classroom is a partnership with the Toronto District School Board (TDSB). Referrals to the above programs are parent referral. The Addressing Behaviour and Treatment Effectiveness Project (ABATE) is a treatment study to evaluate the effectiveness of individualized child and family treatment compared to group-based parent and child treatment for children aged 9 – 12. For more information on the ABATE project, please call 416-535-8501, ext. 33642. For assessments not specific to the above listed programs a doctor referral is required.
Gender Identity Service: assess, treat and help children, youth, ages 3-18, and their families better understand a young person’s struggle with gender identity development and any related behavioural or emotional problems associated. We also assess adolescents who are concerned about being sexually aroused by cross-dressing. As well, the Gender Identity Service offers consultation to other professionals (physicians, psychologists, social workers, teachers and other health care workers) locally, across Canada and in the United States. We accept referrals from any health care professional, parent or youth aged 16 and older. Contact 416-535-8501, ext. 34040 for more information.
General Consultation Service: consultations for children and adolescents, up to the age of 17, who may have a variety of adjustment, emotional, behavioral, family or parenting difficulties. Referrals by physician required.
Mood and Anxiety Service: assessments for children and youth ages 3 - 17 who have anxiety or mood issues. We help the child, youth and their family better understand the problem after assessment. We also recommend treatment when appropriate. Doctor referral required.
Psychotic Disorders Service: Assess children under the age of 14, along with their families, who are referred with concerns involving psychotic disorders (such as schizophrenia) or symptoms of psychosis. A referral is required from your family doctor, pediatrician or psychiatrist.
SAPACCY: provides support and counselling to Black youth and their families who are dealing with problem substance use. Our programs include individual therapy, group therapy and early intervention and prevention. Contact 416-535-8501, ext. 36767 for more information.
TAPP-C: for children and youth up to 18 years old, who have been involved in fire related behaviour or show an interest in fire related behaviour. The program works in conjunction with the Fire service professionals who provide families with home fire-safety checks and fire-safety education. CAMH staff provide assessment and parent- and child-focused treatment. We accept referrals from any health care professional. Visit our website at www.tapp-c.com
The Youth Addiction and Concurrent Disorders Service (YACDS): offer a range of specialized treatment options for clients with substance use concerns with or without co-occurring mental health issues. Contact 416-535-8501, ext. 1730 for more information on the following services or to make a referral:
YACDS Outpatient Services:
The Outpatient Services offer consultation, assessment, treatment, case management and research. Treatment options include individual therapy, family support, education and counseling, group treatment and day treatment. The inter-professional team consists of Child and Youth Work, Psychiatry, Psychology, Social Work, Teaching staff, professional students and volunteers.
1) Clients between the ages of 14-24
2) Clients be willing to address substance use and mental health concerns
3) Client able to attend appointments
Referrals are accepted from clients, families and/or service providers. We would like referrals where ever possible.
YACDS Day Hospital:
Part of our continuum of care within YACDS, and the broader concurrent disorders care delivery system. This is a “step-up/step-down” program or avert to hospitalization. Offering specialized consultation, assessment and follow-up for youth. The treatment includes individual support, family support, education, counseling and day treatment. Inter-professional team will assess and facilitate disposition directing to appropriate intensity and location of concurrent mental health and substance use services. Outreach Worker to facilitate youth engagement with community resources to promote and sustain their recovery
1) Adolescents ages 14-18 years
2) Concurrent substance use and mental health concerns
Referrals from community agencies, child welfare, youth justice and hospitals.
This is 12 bed secure unit with a provincial mandate. Seeking to serve the vulnerable, disadvantaged and underserviced population of clients with complex concurrent substance use and mental health issues, the unit is able to accommodate male and female clients with a 3-6 weeks length of stay. Clients will receive cconsultation, assessment, stabilization, treatment and extensive discharge planning. Treatment encompasses various evidence-based approaches such as DBT, CBT and MI. It also includes medical withdrawal management, medication: initiation, review, optimization and psychological testing.
The inter-professional team includes: Psychiatry, Social Work, Psychology, Recreation and Occupational Therapy, Child and Youth Work, Nursing, Pharmacy and Primary Care.
1) Adolescents ages 14-18 years
2) Complex mental health and substance use difficulties
3) DSM-IV criteria – with flexibility
Referrals from community agencies, child welfare, youth justice, hospitals, families/self
|Services offered include:||Service is made up of two teams: |
PSYCHOTIC DISORDERS TEAM: helps children under their 14th birthday who have a referral diagnosis of a psychotic disorder.
PERVASIVE DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS TEAM: helps children and adolescents, up to 18 years old who have a developmental disorder.
Both teams offer assessments, referral and consultation, information and education, and care and follow-up.
|Hours||Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm|
|Areas Served||Greater Toronto Area ; Peel Region|
|Eligibility||Ages: 18 year(s) and under |
In some of the Youth Addictions and Concurrent Disorders programs the maximum age is 24 yrs.
|Application||physician referral required for most programs.|
|Fees||None - Covered by OHIP|
|Languages||English ; French ; Interpretive Services - interpreter if needed|
|Service Level||(30) Provincial Government|
|Subjects||Assessments ; Children ; Developmental disabilities ; Disorders ; Education ; Families ; Mental disorders ; Mental health ; Mental health services ; Youth|
|Local Subjects||Psychiatric assessments (PDN)|
|Broader Terms||Age groups ; Disabilities ; Disorders ; Health ; Mental health|