Relational Child and Youth Care Practice:
Each child/youth is regarded as a holistic, autonomous individual, not merely a set of symptoms or problems. The child’s overall psychological wellbeing and self-confidence are improved through the creation of caring, trusting relationships. This also optimizes the creation of neural pathways in response to new skills and thought patterns. Strategies are individualized to match the specific needs of each child and youth.
Self-Regulation and Neuroscience:
Neuroscience offers us amazing tools to understand how our bodies and minds respond to our internal and external worlds. Becoming conscious and knowledgeable in these areas allow us to create the conditions for us to experience self regulation.
Focus on Strengths:
Areas of success, coping skills, and resilience are emphasized and developed.
Fostering in-the-moment self-awareness helps reduce stress and promote emotional regulation.
Internal Family Systems (IFS) Informed:
In response to life’s challenges and struggles we develop various parts to cope. Understanding our own internal systems allows us to be more self-led.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT):
Negative, self-defeating thought patterns are examined and replaced with more empowering thought patterns.
Family members are included as key supports in the process. Program staff members work in collaboration with parents/guardians to develop individualized strategies to assist the children/youth.
For Parents and Families
For Children and Youth