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The Family Support Division provides a range of programs as part of a strategic partnership with our local Children's Aid Society. All services are dedicated to improving the mental health well being and placement stability of children and youth. The services provided by the Family Support Division are provided in home and in the community.

Therapeutic Family Program

Location:

Offices at Main Campus, 129 Kendall St., Pt. Edward.

Population served:

Youth from 13 to 18

Referral Procedure:

Admission by referral From Starrting Point and the Sarnia-Lambton Children's Aid Society

Funding Source:

Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Sarnia-Lambton Children's Aid Society

The Therapeutic Family Program is a family-based service delivery approach providing individualized treatment for youth and their families. Treatment is delivered through an integrated constellation of services with key interventions and support provided to treatment foster parents who are trained, supervised and supported by qualified program staff. The primary objectives of the program are to prepare youth for successful reunification with their families of origin (where appropriate), to prepare youth for alternate placement or independent living if return to the family of origin is not an option and to promote the functional adaptation, mental health wellness and vocational and academic adjustment of youth placed with the treatment foster parents.

Clinical Support to Foster Care

Location:

Offices at Main Campus, 129 Kendall St., Pt. Edward.

Population served:

Children and youth in Foster Care

Referral Procedure:

Referrals received directly from the Sarnia-Lambton Children's Aid Society

Funding Source:

Ministry of Children and Youth Services and the Sarnia-Lambton Childrens Aid Society

This program is designed to promote placement stability of children and youth living in foster care. Foster parents are provided in home support and consultation Identification, assessment and treatment of mental health problems is undertaken in order to promote functional adaptation.

Family Solutions Program - Child Welfare

Location:

Offices at Main Campus, 129 Kendall St., Pt. Edward.

Population served:

Youth and families from ages 12 to 18

Referral Procedure:

Referrals received directly from the Sarnia-Lambton Children's Aid Society

Funding Source:

Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Sarnia-Lambton Children's Aid Society

This program provides an in-home family preservation program designed to reduce the number of out of home placements as well as limit the duration of necessary out of home placements of children and youth from their families. It is designed to promote positive child, youth and family functioning and better equip parents with the necessary advocacy skills for their children and youth.

Dual Diagnosis Program

Location:

Offices at Main Campus - 129 Kendall Street, Point Edward, ON

Population served:

Children, youth and families from ages 6 to 18

Referral Procedure:

Referral Program Main Campus - (519) 337-3701

Funding Source:

Ministry of Children and Youth Services and donations

The Dual Diagnosis Program is an assessment and treatment program for children and youth, and their families, who have been diagnosed with a mild to moderate developmental handicap and who are experiencing mental health related problems.