The Referral Process for Infant to 6
Parents can call the Intake Coordinator at 905-634-2347 ext. 439 to book an appointment (preferred) or they may attend one of the walk in therapy sessions as listed above.
Parent Infant/Child Assessment and Therapy
This is a therapeutic service for families who are experiencing, or at risk for, serious difficulties. The goal is to build and support early parent/child relationships to restore the flow of normal growth. Using play, parents learn to read their child’s cues and understand their child’s behaviour in order to strengthen the parent/child relationship. Within this relationship, a child learns to feel secure, regulate emotions and interact socially.
The therapist works with the family to help deal with the problems affecting them and their child. Family Therapy helps families, or individuals within a family, understand and improve the way family members interact with each other.
Behavioural Consultation and Intervention
Consultation and intervention is available to both parents and child care staff when there is concern regarding the child’s behaviour. Preschool consultants work in the home and child care centres helping parents and caregivers understand the social emotional and developmental needs of children aged 2-6. Telephone support is available to the community regarding specific issues.
Psychological and Diagnostic Assessment
Psychological and diagnostic assessments may help to understand a child’s functioning and assist in treatment planning.
Parenting Your 3-6 Year Old
A group for parents of children who are experiencing challenging behaviour. Parents are introduced to positive parenting strategies and using videotaped vignettes to encourage problem solving.
Parent-Child Anxiety Group (5-6 years)
Children learn to identify and cope with anxiety, worries and fears. Parents learn how to best support their child. Screening is required.
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.
Occupational Therapy Services
Available to children over 2 registered in a licensed childcare centre. Consultation in childcare centres, home and the community, helping children to develop independence in daily activities (such as play, feeding and toileting). Referral through a Partners agency is required.
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 Pre-school Facilitator observes and provides feedback regarding a childcare environment and program via ongoing daily consultation and role modeling. An action plan is designed and implemented in conjunction with staff.
Occasionally licensed childcare programs need additional short-term support to fully include a child or group of children who have been identified as having specific needs over and above typical classroom needs.
Licensed Child Care Providers can receive services for In-Centre Support by calling 905-875-4600 x. 133
Child and Family Outreach Support Program (C-FOSP)
Referral Process for all services ages 6 and up
Most ROCK clinical services 6-18 can be accessed by coming to the walk-in clinic.
Walk-in clinics are offered at three locations:
- Tuesdays in Oakville 12:00 to 8:00 pm. Last session 6:30 pm
- Wednesdays in Burlington 12:00 to 8:00 pm. Last session 6:30 pm
- Wednesdays in Milton 12:00 to 8:00 pm. Last session 6:30 pm
- All Walk-in clinics closed Christmas and March Break
Children and families can be referred by parents, physicians, paediatricians, psychologists, and other community agencies. Youth can also access ROCK on their own without a referral.
Services provided by the Infant to 6 Programs and the Youth Aiding Youth Program may be accessed through the walk-in clinic or preferably by calling the Intake Coordinator at 905-634-2347 ext. 439