Children’s Mental Health
The program is designed to support the mental wellness and development of urban Aboriginal children and youth.
It is a service that offers individual or group counselling, therapy, crisis and/ or brief intervention and support groups.
Children and youth usually require our services when there is an identified need for emotional, social, behavioral, adjustment and psychiatric support.
We offer a culturally safe and confidential space for children, youth and families to acquire the support they need.
Our bi-cultural services include but are not limited to:
- Direct and supportive counseling to children, youth and families
- Facilitating groups for children, youth and families
- Needs and strengths-based service and treatment planning
- Crisis and brief intervention services
- Specialized psychosocial and needs based assessments
- Support of Elders and other cultural resource people to ensure culturally safe service
- Educational workshops and support groups for parents, caregivers and service providers
- Evidence-based contemporary mental health and addictions services, including harm reduction strategies, school-based screening, addictions assessment and treatment services
Eligibility for our program is based on the following criteria:
- Children and youth ages 0-18
- Self-identify as Aboriginal, Metis or Inuit, status or non-status
- Urban Aboriginal living in North Bay
Maria is a Registered Social Worker and has a background working with mental health and behavioral intervention. Much of her work includes the provision of services, treatment and support, crisis intervention, community liaison, family support and advocacy.
Phone: 705-472-2811 ext 247
John is a member of the College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and has a background in working with children and youth. Much of his work involves counseling, crisis intervention and behavior intervention. He also provides advocacy for clients in the community.
Phone: 705-472-2811 ext 248