Queer@ROCK provides prevention-based programming and supports for 2SLGBTQIA+ children, youth, and families through ROCK. 

 Queer@ROCK focuses on:

  •  supporting access to safer spaces
  • building self-esteem
  • creating opportunities for connection to community, and a focus on feeling affirmed and seen.
  • We’re here to empower our queer youth to know themselves and to be able to advocate for themselves in a society that inherently creates layers of barriers for 2SLGBTQIA+ folks.

Queer@ROCK works from an anti-oppressive lens where we understand, but most importantly, centre the needs and experiences of youth coming from intersectional identities where they experience multiple layers of oppression.

Email: queeratrock@rockonline.ca
Instagram: @queer_at_rock
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Facebook: @Queeratrock

School Focused Treatment and Counselling is a group for clients/youth in elementary school who are experiencing pervasive emotional, social or behavioral needs that are impacting their school settings. 

  • Utilizes strengths-based approaches and resources depending on the unique needs of the client/youth. The goal is to improve emotional awareness and develop coping strategies to improve resiliencies
  • Throughout the program, regular contact is maintained with client’s families and school personal to engage in goal setting and implement consistent strategies in the home and school settings.
  • This is a small group setting to create a supportive environment where the youth can feel validated, safe and be themselves. 

Day Treatment: The focus of the Day Treatment is to provide treatment to secondary students who are enrolled in ROCK Live In Treatment or Intensive Counselling Service programs where challenges with mental health are impacting their school environment.  Classroom support includes a teacher and a child and youth worker.

  • Offers therapeutic modalities include but not limited to; Emotion Focused Family Therapy (EFFT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Courses are blended to support mental health and overall wellness approach to learning
  • A Strength based approach is utilized to support learning skills to build confidence in returning to home schools

Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) Caregiver Group: The Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) Caregiver Group is 2 full days of psycho-education that guide parents/caregivers to be agents of healing and for supporting their loved one with their mental health. The goal of EFFT is to support parents, partners and caregivers to increase their role in promoting the health and well-being of their child or teenager. Caregivers learn about Emotion Coaching, Behaviour Coaching and common caregiver blocks. Caregivers are invited to identify their own emotional responses and caregiving patterns, and emphasis is placed on the role that emotion processing plays in symptom reduction. For caregivers who are unable to attend a full 2-day group, ROCK offers an abbreviated program that covers introductory advanced caregiving skills and concepts.

A Place For Every Body Danielle’s Place is an Eating Disorder Prevention Program housed at ROCK. We are dedicated to providing prevention and early intervention services for children and youth aged 8-17. We understand the uniqueness of every individual’s relationship with their body and places significant importance on ensuring accessible and effective prevention services for all. Danielle’s Place programs should not be used as a stand-in for Hospital Treatment. If you are concerned that you or someone you know has experienced a significant change in weight, please seek attention from your family physician.

Email: daniellesplace@rockonline.ca
Instagram: @daniellesplaceburlington 
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ROCK offers a number of Social Skills groups and services for children and youth ages 7-17. Our social skills groups are designed to foster a range of essential life skils, including conversations and friendship skills, effective problem-solving, and social competence. We also emphasize the importance of emotion recognition and mindfulness, equipping young minds with the tools they need for positive social interactions and personal growth.

ROCK provides a range engaging of summer camps in Halton during July and August. These camps are designed for children and youth aged 8-16, aiming to foster resilience, boost self-esteem, and enhance social skills. All activities are set in an enjoyable and recreational setting. Stay in the know about our Summer Camp schedules and updates by following ROCK on social media.

Therapeutic Groups provide support and treatment to children, youth, and their parents/caregivers from infants to 17 years of age. Groups are designed to target specific problems such as learning how to manage anxiety and promoting attachment security in the parent-child relationship, in addition to offering parenting strategies, coping skills and psychoeducation. Groups generally take place over 5 to 10 weekly sessions depending on the type of group. Groups at ROCK follow various models of treatment including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Emotion Focused Family Therapy, and Attachment-Focused Parenting.

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For more information about ROCK’s services or to book an appointment, please call our Access Line at 289-266-0036 from Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.


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