This program aims to provide intensive, flexible supports to youth ages 12 through 18 who may be at increased risk for involvement with Child Welfare and/or the Youth Justice System because of complex social and personal problems.
Although the youth may have received services within the Children’s Mental Health or Child Welfare Systems, they have not responded to traditional methods of intervention by supports and are still vulnerable to criminal behaviour and/or being placed in a residential setting and/or leaving school early and/or custody.
This Haliburton County Community-Based Program provides flexible outreach services that are delivered in the youth’s environment and community. This program has a holistic approach and includes evidence-based programs.
An intensive, focused, positive relationship between worker and youth is created in order to provide the following services, as needed:
- Outreach: immediate flexible service with a youth focus, delivered in home or community, in the context of family
- Intensive: as negotiated (e.g. 2-3 visits per week, 1-3 hours each)
- Crisis intervention: to stabilize the situation
- Parent coaching and education
- Case management including liaising with other resources, pragmatic and practical supports (e.g., provide or arrange transportation to appointments, introduce to therapists, link up with Job Connect, help accessing clothing)
- Ongoing liaison with CAS designated worker, Probation and Attendance Centre Coordinator as appropriate.
- Periodic case conferences with all relevant Community Partners
Referrals for this program are made directly by CAS and Probation. Other service providers can contact Point in Time Intake worker to determine if their client would benefit from this program