Introduction :Overview of the Organization
Mandate of the agency
Circumstances leading up to families choosing the agency
Brief description of the services
Process of Day treatment services
Process of Separation & divorce program
Child and Family Centre
INTRODUCTION: Overview of the Organization
Non-Profit Organization and funded by the United way
Was created on June 30, 1998
Provides service to children from birth to twelve
Helping Parents to raise happy and healthy children
Supported by education teachers, psychologists, psychiatrists,
• Accredited by Children’s Mental Health Ontario
4. Vision, Mission, Values and Philosophy
Vision: A community in which all children reach their full potential.
Mission: Promote the social, emotional and developmental wellbeing of children
Values: Partnership, Diversity and Respect , Leadership and
Innovation , Capabilities and Experience, Excellence, Integrity
Philosophy: Fulfill the needs of children and families, Contribution,
strengths and competencies, and evidence-based practices
5. *Your child is often unhappy or angry;
*Your child has problems coping or learning in school or at
a child care program;
*Your child seems unmanageable;
*Your child has recently experienced trauma;
*You are confused and frustrated and feel that you need
help in dealing with your child’s development or difficult
6. Services provided by the Aisling Discoveries
Child and Family Centre
Family, Group and Individual Treatment
7. Description of Services
Early Intervention: Provide a variety of groups, workshops and
programs, such as prenatal nutrition program, speech and language
services, and home visiting program.
Autism Services: Provide evidence-based behavioral intervention
services for children who with autistic disorder or an autism spectrum
Community Support: Provide consultation and training to community
child care programs; elementary schools; shelters; family resource
programs and other community agencies.
8. Description of
Day Treatment: Provide a supportive classroom environment for children
who have problems attend their local schools. It includes family involvement.
Family, Group and Individual Treatment: Provide flexible and responsive
family counseling, individual therapy, behavior management and specialized
groups for children and parents.
Residential Treatment: Provide a safe and supportive place for children to
deal with serious emotional and behavioral difficulties. It requires family
9. The process of the
10. Day Treatment services…
For children 4-12 years who have problems attend their local schools,
need emotional and behavioural support.
Such as learning disabilities, speech and language problems, attention
deficit/hyperactivity, severe behavioural and adjustment problems,
developmental delays and/or isolation from their peer group. It includes
Goals: help children learn new skills to cope with social and emotional
stress; help them successfully return to a community school.
11. What do they offer
• a structured classroom environment
for the child, including academic assessment and teaching
that is tailored to each child’s needs and learning style;
• Comprehensive treatment support for the family, including
– family counseling
– individual counseling for children
– treatment groups for children
– additional groups as needed
12. What do they offer
• Consultation and assessment
including psychological, psychiatric, speech and language,
and occupational therapy.
• Placement support and follow-up
to ensure that every child is returned to a classroom with
enough support and aftercare.
• Ongoing case management and coordination with other
services and resources in our agency and the local
13. They operate at three
• Highland Heights School
(10 children from ages 5-7)
• Vradenburg School
(12 children from age 8-10)
• Holy Name School
(16 children from ages 10-12)
14. Evaluation Method
The Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) was collected three times
throughout the school year
1) at the time when the child entered the program (Time 1);
2) at the middle of the school year (Time 2)
3) at the end of the school year (Time 3)
• The CBCL was completed by each child’s parent or guardian1
who consented to being part of the evaluation, and by a Day
Treatment Program staff member.
15. The process of this
This program provides groups for parents and children to
address the following issues:
conflicts between the parents that impact their children
importance of ‘shared parenting’
stresses of the transition and loss for the children
relationship of the children with each parent
16. The process of this
program…offered on different days:
• Two separate parent groups
Residential Parent Group
– Non-Residential Parent Group
• Two children’s groups:
– 6-9 years of age
– 10-12 years of age.
• Children’s groups are on the same night as the Primary
Residential Parent Group.
• 8 weekly meetings and each meeting is last for 1.5-2 hours.
17. What children and parents
meet other children who share similar experiences.
explore themes and feelings related to the divorce or separation through
games, fun and discussion.
• express their views on the new family situation.
• discuss and identify behaviors connected to separation and divorce.
• learn ways to reduce children’s stress and support their sense of loss
• learn strategies to cope with the change and improve their relationship
• communicate with other parents and share feelings and ideas.
18. Possible Barriers for
Time: not open every day; no 24 hours services. Some parents are
just available on weekends.
Area served: only serve East York and Scarborough. It’s not
convenient or not available for families from other areas.
Language: only some languages, such as English, French, Greek,
Spanish, and Chinese. Not all languages.
Funding: may not have enough funding, which may impact the
quality of their services.
Waiting list: Sometime the clients would be put into the waiting
list. They need to wait.
19. Our group members!!
Group members works together