Caroline Families First
The Caroline Families First program is an exciting collaboration between the Caroline Family Health Team in Burlington, local paediatricians, Parents for Children’s Mental Health and ROCK. Developed as a new model of care, this program is designed to improve how services work together for children and youth with significant mental health challenges and their families.
Care Coordinators and Family Support Providers teams work closely with each family to achieve their unique goals, advocate for their family’s needs, and help to develop a network of supportive, community relationships.
Staff teams are co-located in primary care settings in order to support physicians in their practice. The initiative is jointly funded by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services and the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, and represents an innovative partnership between community-based mental health and primary care providers.
Contact Michelle Whalen, Program Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Child and Family Outreach and Support Program (C-FOSP)
C-FOSP services are available to infants and children residing within the Halton Region and enrolled in a licensed childcare centre (not yet eligible for full-day kindergarten) or attending a licensed before and after school program (up to age 12).
C-FOSP services include:
- Behaviour Consultation and Support
- Psychology Services
- Therapy Services
- Occupational Therapy Consultation
Danielle’s Place provides prevention and early intervention programming in order to best support those up to age 17 struggling with disordered eating.
ROCK has been part of a coalition of organizations to develop the FamilyEngagement Initiative in Halton Region known as Halton Families for Families. The goal of the Family Engagement Initiative is to create a place for families who have been impacted by a child or youth’s mental health challenges to come together in supportive and meaningful discussions, and to create a growing, caring network of families. A place where sharing experiences can have a positive impact on the child and youth mental health services offered in Halton.
Family experience and expertise are a vital component of improving services in the mental health sector. Together we can ensure that children, youth and families in Halton continue to receive high quality mental health services and support that are accessible, timely, meaningful and family-centered.
Contact Family Engagement Coordinator Darlene Wierski-Devoe: email@example.com
Halton Coordinated Service Planning
one family. one story. one plan.
Coordinated Service Planning is part of the Ontario Special Needs Strategy and is based on the principles of family-centredness, seamless information sharing, and inclusion. In 2014 MCYS, MCSS, Ministry of Education and the MOLTC unveiled the Ontario Special Needs Strategy initiative to improve services for children and youth with special needs. Coordinated Service Planning is one of the initiatives in this strategy. As a result of the Coordinated Service Planning Project, community partners across Halton Region have formed the Halton Coordinated Service Planning Collaborative to serve families across Halton. ROCK was selected as the Lead Coordinating Agency for Coordinated Service Planning in Halton. The program will officially launch in July 2018.
The Halton FASD Collaborative consists of dedicated professionals and parents who represent 31 Halton-based service agencies. ROCK is a proud member of this collaborative. Our mission is to respond to the unique needs of children, youth, adults (birth to 24 years) and their families affected by FASD in Halton Region ensuring that FASD can be identified early and that residents of Halton who are living with the effects of FASD and their families/caregivers receive the support they need to live satisfying lives.
Intergenerational Trauma Treatment Program
A three-phase program for caregivers and families of children who have experienced an event or situation that has had an emotional impact on them, such as a separation from their caregiver, illness, loss, accident, violence, family break-up. Designed to help caregivers and their children understand, cope with and resolve the impact of trauma on their child and family.
Reach Out Program For Schools (ROPS)
The ‘Reach Out Program For Schools’ is a community-based mental health program that provides counselling and family support services to students within a flexible framework to best suit the students and families. Characteristics of the Reach Out Program include that counsellors can meet where appropriate and scheduling that best meets the needs of the family and student. Also, students who are eligible for this service do not need to attend ROCK’s walk-in clinic. Referrals for ROPS must come from the School Social Worker.
This program works within the community to empower people and to help build skills in adults and children who are at risk for mental health problems. There are locations at Burloak and Warwick-Surrey housing developments.
EarlyON offers a variety of programs and services for you and your family in several locations throughout Burlington. Visit the website below for schedules and locations. Children up to age 6 & their caregivers take part in programs together.
The PAH! program is a partnership between ROCK Reach Out Centre For Kids and the Bob Rumball Canadian Centre of Excellence for the Deaf. PAH! provides confidential, family-centred care where everyone is treated with respect and dignity. The services we provide are collaborative and strength-based.
Our specialized services for Deaf and hard of hearing clients takes into consideration the unique cultural and linguistic needs of the people we work with.
To facilitate access and communication, services are provided in American Sign Language (ASL), and English. The team consists of both Deaf and hearing staff members. The team utilizes ASL/English Interpreters, Spoken Language Interpreters as well as Deaf interpreters.
Partners In-Centre Support Programs
The Partner agencies consist of the Region of Halton, Community Living Burlington, Community Living North Halton, ErinoakKids, and ROCK.
The Positive Space Network is a network of community social service agencies and local businesses working together to create safe and inclusive spaces for LGBTQ+ communities.
PSN runs LGBTQ+ youth support groups across Halton. They are also developing peer-reviewed certification so that agencies can be confident in their ability to provide an environment for LGBTQ+ staff and clients to thrive.
PSN’s Program Coordinator is available to assist you by providing supportive resources, speaking with your youth and family clients about LGBTQ+ issues and referring youth and/or caregivers to drop in programs. Jess is officially based out of ROCK’s Oakville office, though her role has her travelling around Halton Region.
Youth Aiding Youth (YAY)
Youth Aiding Youth (YAY) is a community based program operating in the Region of Halton, sponsored by Reach Out Centre for Kids. The goal is to match volunteers, aged 16-24, on a one to one basis with younger children, aged 6-12. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for special relationships between these children and volunteers that will enrich and promote healthy growth and development, while providing the child with a ‘special friend’ and role model. The program offers volunteers a chance to develop leadership skills, receive valuable training in human relations and communications, and provides them with an opportunity to volunteer in the community.