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As a leading provider of services and supports for children and youth with complex needs and their families, Kinark provides clinical assessment and intervention to some of Ontario’s most complex and high risk children and youth.

Kinark’s community-based child and youth mental health (CYMH) locations offer a full range of assessment and treatment services, including individual, family, and group counselling, provided by an inter-disciplinary team of clinicians to children and youth with complex needs and their families.

Upon a thorough assessment of treatment needs, these services are provided to clients in the most appropriate environment to best meet their needs, including at Kinark offices, at home, in the community or schools, as well as to children and youth who are in Live-in Treatment.

General Programs and Services

Brief services focus on reducing the severity of and/or remedying the emotional, social, behavioural, and self-regulation problems of children and youth, but these services differ with respect to the duration of the service.

Brief services provide “quick access” (usually up to six sessions of therapy) to address the immediate or presenting needs of a child or youth.

Who is eligible?

Children and youth up to the age of 18

Where do I start?

Call Central Intake – 1-888-454-6275

Crisis support services are immediate, time-limited services, delivered in response to an imminent mental health crisis or an urgent situation as assessed by a mental health professional that places the child/youth or others at serious risk of harm.

Who is eligible?

Children and youth up to the age of 18

Where do I start?

Call Central Intake at 1-888-454-6275

Counselling and therapy services include a series of planned, inter-related interventions focused on reducing the severity of and/or remedying the emotional, social, behavioural and self-regulation problems of children and youth.

Services are provided within the context of the family, culture and community and can be delivered in a range of settings.

Who is eligible?

Children and youth up to the age of 18

Where do I start?

Call Central Intake at 1-888-454-6275

Intensive treatment services are targeted to children and youth who have been diagnosed/identified with mental health problems that impair their functioning in some or many areas. Many of these children/youth will require intensive intervention either for a defined period of time or periodically throughout their lifespan, to maintain functioning in their home, school, and/or community.

Intensive treatment services include:

  • community-based/day treatment services,
  • in-home services, and
  • live-in treatment.
Who is eligible?

Children and youth up to the age of 18

Where do I start?

Call Central Intake at 1-888-454-6275

Specialized consultation and assessments are designed to provide advice in the assessment, diagnosis, prognosis and/or treatment of a child or youth with identified mental health needs.

Children and youth may only receive a specialized consultation or assessment as a component of a full service plan.

Who is eligible?

Children and youth up to the age of 18

Where do I start?

Call Central Intake at 1-888-454-6275

Targeted prevention services focus on changing views and behaviours, building skills and competencies and/or creating awareness and resiliency through the provision of information, education and programming to defined at-risk populations.

Targeted prevention programs may occur in a variety of settings, including education, health and community settings, and may involve health practitioners and educators as partners.

Who is eligible?

Children and youth up to the age of 18

Where do I start?

Call Central Intake at 1-888-454-6275

Durham Region

The Coping Cat(s) program is rooted in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and supports children and youth experiencing problematic levels of anxiety. Caretakers also learn how to support their child to successfully apply the new skills. This program incorporates four (4) components: recognizing and understanding emotional and physical reactions to anxiety, promoting flexible, realistic thinking; creating coping (development) plans, and self-evaluation.

Who is eligible?

Children and youth ages 7 – 12

Where do I start?

Call Central Intake at 1-888-454-6275

Our program delivers evidence-based, client and family-centered eating disorder treatment. Our goal is to promote client recovery and prevent relapse through a holistic individualized treatment approach that supports both physical and psychological well-being. Our inter-professional team works closely with our clients and their families to ensure the best possible treatment outcomes. We believe in an integrated collaborative approach towards each client’s treatment plan.

Who is eligible?

Youth ages 12 – 17

Where do I start?

Youth 12-17 years of age or a parent/guardian of youth who are interested in the program can contact CYMH Central Intake directly at 1-888-454-6275 to make a referral.

Primary health care practitioners wishing to make a referral may do so by downloading the referral form

SNAP®, which stands for Stop Now And Plan, is an evidence-based cognitive behavioural model that provides a framework for teaching children struggling with behaviour issues, and their parents, effective emotional regulation, self-control and problem-solving skills.

The primary goal of SNAP is to help children to stop and think before they act, and keep them in school and out of trouble.

Who is eligible?

Children and youth ages 6 – 12

Kids and youth with an ASD diagnosis are not eligible for this program.

Where do I start?

Call Central Intake at 1-888-454-6275

Triple P stands for ‘Positive Parenting Program’ which may help make your family life more enjoyable. All families are different, and Triple P offers a wide range of methods for you to engage with the positive parenting program. Choose the parenting support that fits your situation. From a single session to seminars, or intensive group courses, you can even take Triple P programming online!

Who is eligible?

Program is available for parents and caregivers only.

Where do I start?

Call Central Intake at 1-888-454-6275

Northumberland County

The Coping Cat(s) program is rooted in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and supports children and youth experiencing problematic levels of anxiety. Caretakers also learn how to support their child to successfully apply the new skills. This program incorporates four (4) components: recognizing and understanding emotional and physical reactions to anxiety, promoting flexible, realistic thinking; creating coping (development) plans, and self-evaluation.

Who is eligible?

Children and youth ages 7 – 12

Where do I start?

Call Central Intake at 1-888-454-6275

Our program delivers evidence-based, client and family-centered eating disorder treatment. Our goal is to promote client recovery and prevent relapse through a holistic individualized treatment approach that supports both physical and psychological well-being. Our inter-professional team works closely with our clients and their families to ensure the best possible treatment outcomes. We believe in an integrated collaborative approach towards each client’s treatment plan.

Who is eligible?

Youth ages 12 – 17

Where do I start?

Youth 12-17 years of age or a parent/guardian of youth who are interested in the program can contact CYMH Central Intake directly at 1-888-454-6275 to make a referral.

Primary health care practitioners wishing to make a referral may do so by downloading the referral form

Triple P stands for ‘Positive Parenting Program’ which may help make your family life more enjoyable. All families are different, and Triple P offers a wide range of methods for you to engage with the positive parenting program. Choose the parenting support that fits your situation. From a single session to seminars, or intensive group courses, you can even take Triple P programming online!

Who is eligible?

Program is available for parents and caregivers only.

Where do I start?

Call Central Intake at 1-888-454-6275

Peterborough County

Our program delivers evidence-based, client and family-centered eating disorder treatment. Our goal is to promote client recovery and prevent relapse through a holistic individualized treatment approach that supports both physical and psychological well-being. Our inter-professional team works closely with our clients and their families to ensure the best possible treatment outcomes. We believe in an integrated collaborative approach towards each client’s treatment plan.

Who is eligible?

Youth ages 12 – 17

Where do I start?

Youth 12-17 years of age or a parent/guardian of youth who are interested in the program can contact CYMH Central Intake directly at 1-888-454-6275 to make a referral.

Primary health care practitioners wishing to make a referral may do so by downloading the referral form

SNAP®, which stands for Stop Now And Plan, is an evidence-based cognitive behavioural model that provides a framework for teaching children struggling with behaviour issues, and their parents, effective emotional regulation, self-control and problem-solving skills.

The primary goal of SNAP is to help children to stop and think before they act, and keep them in school and out of trouble.

SNAP was developed by Child Development Institute, an accredited children’s mental health organization in Toronto, in 1985 as an intervention program for boys under 12 in conflict with the law. Since then, the program has grown and evolved into an internationally recognized model for teaching troubled children and their parents how to effectively manage their emotions and “keep problems small.”.

Who is eligible?

Children and youth ages 6 – 12

Kids and youth with an ASD diagnosis are not eligible for this program.

Where do I start?

Call Central Intake at 1-888-454-6275

Kinark’s highly respected supervised access programs provide virtual services and safe, neutral, and accessible locations where adults and children can be supported during on-site parenting time with their parents who are separated/divorced and/or experiencing difficulties with maintaining child/parent relationships.

In addition, our programs provide supervised exchange services, where the children are transitioned from one parent/relative to the other via staff for parenting time outside the Centre, not involving staff.

Funded by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, Kinark provides supervised parenting services in Simcoe and Muskoka, as well as Peterborough, Cobourg, and Lindsay.

Where do I start?

For information about our Supervised Access services in Peterborough, Cobourg, and Lindsay, please call: 1-800-386-6561 Ext. 1

Simcoe County

Community-based child and youth mental health services provide intake, assessment, crisis response if needed, and coordinated treatment with the child/young person/family aged 0 to 18 (individual or group).

Treatment is provided based on need; from single solution treatment sessions; to longer term therapy; to in-home or day treatment and live-in treatment.

Our staff team engages child/young person/family in service planning and goal-setting, and share outcomes/recommendations with family and school team to facilitate support planning (with appropriate/required consents in place).

Who is eligible?

Ages 6 – 17

Where do I start?

Call Central Intake at 1-888-454-6275

SNAP®, which stands for Stop Now And Plan, is an evidence-based cognitive behavioural model that provides a framework for teaching children struggling with behaviour issues, and their parents, effective emotional regulation, self-control and problem-solving skills.

The primary goal of SNAP is to help children to stop and think before they act, and keep them in school and out of trouble.

SNAP was developed by Child Development Institute, an accredited children’s mental health organization in Toronto, in 1985 as an intervention program for boys under 12 in conflict with the law. Since then, the program has grown and evolved into an internationally recognized model for teaching troubled children and their parents how to effectively manage their emotions and “keep problems small.”

Who is eligible?

Children and youth ages 6 – 12

Kids and youth with an ASD diagnosis are not eligible for this program.

Where do I start?

Call Central Intake at 1-888-454-6275

Kinark’s highly respected supervised access programs provide virtual services and safe, neutral, and accessible locations where adults and children can be supported during on-site parenting time with their parents who are separated/divorced and/or experiencing difficulties with maintaining child/parent relationships.

In addition, our programs provide supervised exchange services, where the children are transitioned from one parent/relative to the other via staff for parenting time outside the Centre, not involving staff.

Funded by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, Kinark provides supervised parenting services in Simcoe and Muskoka, as well as Peterborough, Cobourg, and Lindsay.

Where do I start?

For information about our Supervised Access services in Simcoe/Muskoka, please call: 1-800-230-8534 Ext. 1

York Region

Kinark’s DBT Stabilization Program is specifically designed to work with youth in York Region who want to get control over high-risk, life-threatening behaviours and work on moving their life forward.

Our 16-week program is an intensive service that is designed to help stabilize youth with complex mental health issues, as well as instill hope and lay the foundations for a more fulfilling future.

The program is well-resourced to support and serve the community. Dedicated clinical therapists and clinical case coordinators are available to support youth and their caregiver(s).

Discharge planning is also provided in order to ensure the best chance of success for the youth.

Who is eligible?

Youth aged 13 to 17 living in York Region who have current life-threatening behaviours, including severe self-harm, recent suicide attempt, and/or suicidal behaviour.

Where do I start?

Call Central Intake at 1-888-454-6275

Our program delivers evidence-based, client and family-centered eating disorder treatment. Our goal is to promote client recovery and prevent relapse through a holistic individualized treatment approach that supports both physical and psychological well-being. Our inter-professional team works closely with our clients and their families to ensure the best possible treatment outcomes. We believe in an integrated collaborative approach towards each client’s treatment plan.

Who is eligible?

Youth ages 12 – 17

Where do I start?

Youth 12-17 years of age or a parent/guardian of youth who are interested in the program can contact CYMH Central Intake directly at 1-888-454-6275 to make a referral.

Primary health care practitioners wishing to make a referral may do so by downloading the referral form

SNAP®, which stands for Stop Now And Plan, is an evidence-based cognitive behavioural model that provides a framework for teaching children struggling with behaviour issues, and their parents, effective emotional regulation, self-control and problem-solving skills.

The primary goal of SNAP is to help children to stop and think before they act, and keep them in school and out of trouble.

SNAP was developed by Child Development Institute, an accredited children’s mental health organization in Toronto, in 1985 as an intervention program for boys under 12 in conflict with the law. Since then, the program has grown and evolved into an internationally recognized model for teaching troubled children and their parents how to effectively manage their emotions and “keep problems small.”

Who is eligible?
  • Children and youth ages 6 – 12
  • Kids and youth with an ASD diagnosis are not eligible for this program.
Where do I start?

Call Central Intake at 1-888-454-6275

Triple P stands for ‘Positive Parenting Program’ which may help make your family life more enjoyable. All families are different, and Triple P offers a wide range of methods for you to engage with the positive parenting program. Choose the parenting support that fits your situation. From a single session to seminars, or intensive group courses, you can even take Triple P programming online!

Who is eligible?

Program is available for parents and caregivers only.

Where do I start?

Call Central Intake at 1-888-454-6275

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