The Caroline Families First program is collaboration between the Caroline Family Health Team in Burlington, local pediatricians, 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 Provider 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.
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:
Danielle's Place provides prevention and early intervention programming in order to best support those up to age 17 struggling with disordered eating.
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.
ROCK Early Years offers Breastfeeding Support programs and Early Learning Programs for parents, caregivers and their children up to 6 years of age.
Our Early Learning Programs include:
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.
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.
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, or a family break-up. The program is designed to help parents/caregivers and their children understand, cope with and resolve the impact of trauma on their child and family.
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.
If your child or youth has a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) from a qualified professional, you are eligible to receive services in the Ontario Autism Program (OAP). These services will be flexible, individualized and family-centred, and based on a clinical assessment of your child’s or youth’s unique needs. Services are not defined by your child’s age or the severity of their autism. All behavioural services delivered in the OAP are evidence based and integrate best research evidence into the decision making process.
Independent Clinical Review Process:
The new Independent Clinical Review Process (ICR) for the Ontario Autism Program (OAP) is now available. The ICR offers families and their children the opportunity to have key components of their OAP Behaviour Plan reviewed by a team of independent clinical reviewers. For more information on the ICR, please visit ontario.ca/autism or contactniagara.ca.
The PAH! program is a partnership between ROCK 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 and the services are collaborative and strength-based. The 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.
The Positive Space Network (PSN) 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.
ROPS is a community-based mental health program that provides counselling and family support services to students within a flexible framework to best suit students and families. Counsellors can meet where appropriate with 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.
Youth Aiding Youth (YAY) is a community-based program operating in the Region of Halton, sponsored by ROCK. The program matches 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.