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Youth Aiding Youth (YAY)
Youth Aiding Youth (YAY) is a non-profit, community-based program operating in Halton and sponsored by ROCK. YAY is a prevention/early intervention program that serves youth and children who are identified as being “at risk” of developing mental health issues. The overall goals of the program are to build on the child/youth’s self-esteem and social skills through a variety of programming.
Available services include:
- Mentoring – Matches volunteers, ages 16-24, on a one-on-one basis with at-risk children 6-12 years old
- Social Skills Development Groups – 10-week session Girls and Boys groups for children 9-12 years old and co-ed groups for children 6-8 years old are offered. Groups run in the fall and winter/spring. YAY also offers similar co-ed groups that run in the summer for children ages 6-12.
- Social Skills Day Camp – Day camps focusing on social skills development are offered at various locations throughout the summer. Camps are children ages 6-12.
ROCK Reach Out Centre for Kids Burlington 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.
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.
Positive Space Network
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.
The Positive Space is also running LGBTQ+ youth support groups across Halton, as well as developing a peer-reviewed certification so that agencies can be confident in their ability to provide an environment for LGBTQ+ staff and clients to thrive.
Jess Kiley, Program Coordinator of the Positive Space Network, 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.
More details about the available programs can be found at the Positive Space Network website.
Please contact Jess if you have any questions about the Positive Space Network’s programs or services:
Caroline Families First
We began serving families in January 2014, and Care Coordinators and Family Support Providers teams are working closely with each family to achieve their unique goals, advocate for their family’s needs, and helping 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 that we hope will be replicated in other communities.
Contact Michelle Whalen, Program Manager email@example.com
Halton Families for Families
ROCK has been part of a coalition of organizations to develop the Family Engagement 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 today to get involved firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out our website here www.haltonfamiliesforfamilies.com
Applied Behaviour Analysis Services
Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is a scientific approach to understanding behaviour. It is an evidence based approach to learning that reinforces positive behaviours and reduces problematic ones. ABA helps children and youth with an autism spectrum disorder develop communication, social and daily living skills, learn better in school and become more independent. Children and youth with autism have different needs. Services will be available based on an assessment of the child or youth’s specific needs.
For more information visit the website at: Applied Behaviour Anaylsis (ABA) Services
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 counselors 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.