Kinark is a leading provider of services and supports for children and youth with complex needs and their families. Services are provided in the areas of Child and Youth Mental Health, Autism and Forensic Mental Health/Youth Justice.
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February 6, 2019 – The Ontario government announced changes to the Ontario Autism Program. Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services, said the changes are intended to increase diagnostic capacity, clear the waitlist for autism services over the next 18 months and give parents of children with autism more choice and greater flexibility in obtaining services for their children. To read the Ministry’s announcement, click here. For more information, visit the Ministry’s website.
Leadership for Child and Youth Mental Health
As part of the Ontario government’s Moving on Mental Health Strategy, we are proud that the Ministry of Children and Youth Services has chosen Kinark as the Lead Agency for child and youth mental health in the service areas of York, Durham and Haliburton/Kawartha Lakes/Peterborough. We are committed to supporting child and youth mental health and collaborating with our community partners to strengthen the sector in order to improve outcomes for children and families.
Strengthening Children’s Mental Health Residential Treatment through Evidence and Experience
“We have an obligation within the sector to dedicate our specialized resources and expertise to children, youth and families who need it the most – those with complex mental health needs who require a more intensive response.”
– Laurel L. Johnson, Ph.D., C. Psych., Clinical Director of Kinark’s Child and Youth Mental Health Services