For access to all ROCK services, please call our Access Line at 289-266-0036. This line is live-answered Monday to Friday, between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Our Virtual Walk-in Clinic is open and accessible Monday to Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. by calling our Access Line. In-person appointments will become available through the Access line.
If you are in crisis, contact our 24/7 ROCK Crisis Line at 905-878-9785.
With the impact of COVID-19 on our community, our funders have reviewed various funded programs here at ROCK to be more responsive to community needs. Recognizing the increase in mental health needs of children and families arising from the various impacts of the pandemic, mental health services to children in child care and before and after school programs from the Reach Out Centre for Kids will be realigned and enhanced to better meet the needs of children and families. Occupational therapy services will also be realigned from the Reach Out Centre for Kids to ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development to provide more consistent services for children from child care through school years.
As a result of these changes, the Child and Family Outreach Support Program (CFOSP) at the Reach Out Centre for Kids will no longer be available. Resource Consultants already assigned to child care centres will support all children in child care programs, including social emotional needs. Where more intensive supports are needed, Resource Consultants will refer children through ASN (Access and System Navigation), the centralized access point at the Reach Out Centre for Kids. Through ASN, children and their families can access services in the child and youth mental health system (www.rockonline.ca or by calling 289-266-0036). This will take effect as of October 1, 2020.
Commencing in January 2021, ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development will be assuming occupational therapy supports for child care. ErinoakKids is the children’s treatment centre in Halton and has the leadership for school-based health services. This realignment provides a continuum of services for children from birth to school years. This new model of service delivery for occupational therapy will be class-wide consultation and building capacity of the educator in the classroom, similar to how speech and language services are provided through ErinoakKids. Between October 2020 and the beginning of January 2021, requests for occupational therapy consults can be directed to the Resource Consultant working with the child care centre, while processes are being developed.
These changes are intended to make services easy to navigate and support seamless services for children and families.
As child care reopens across the province, we will continue to work together with community partners to best support children and families in Halton.
ROCK Senior Leadership
We are so pleased to announce that our online learning module “Understanding Youth Mental Health and Addictions” is now available! This comprehensive and interactive mental health resource was created by youth for youth and aims to provide solutions for maintaining positive mental health through shared personal experiences.
We have put together some resources and suggestions to help support children, youth, and families at this time of uncertainty. We will be updating them regularly, so please check back for new content. To access them, please click here for the Resources for Families guide, and click for Part 1 and Part 2 of the Resources Kit for Families, ages 0-6.
The expansion of our Pearl Street location in Burlington is underway. This expansion will increase the number of children, youth and families that we are able to serve. We will be able to provide the necessary mental health prevention and intervention programs and services in a timely fashion to those in need.
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Working together to promote and achieve optimal mental health in kids and families.
ROCK is an accredited, multi-service organization providing services to children and youth from birth to 17 years of age and their families. ROCK aims to improve the lives and relationships of families with children who are having social, emotional and behavioural concerns. At ROCK, we function on a multidisciplinary team basis that may include persons trained in psychology, social work, therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, education, early childhood education, family and individual therapy, and child and youth therapy.
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We are the Ministry of Children and Youth Services appointed Lead Agency for the child and youth mental health sector in Halton.
ROCK is the EarlyON Child and Family Centre for the Burlington Community.
EarlyON offers a variety of programs and services for you and your family in several locations throughout Burlington. Children up to age 6 and their parents/caregivers take part in programs together.
All EarlyON programs are offered free of charge.
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