Children and youth show
their problems in different areas of their lives and in a variety of ways. A
child or adolescent who functions well at home may have problems in another
setting, such as in the classroom or with peers. Some young people may show
signs of anxiety or depression, while others may exhibit aggression, get in
trouble with the law or have difficulties with substance use.
As a parent or caregiver, you may feel
confused and anxious about meeting the needs of a child or youth with these
issues, and about where and how to seek information and treatment. The Child,
Youth and Family Program, together with families and other caregivers, helps
young people with mental health and/or addiction problems to function better at
home, in school and with peers.
Who We Are
Our professional, experienced health care team
includes psychiatrists, nurses, psychologists, social workers, child and youth
workers, therapists and others. We work with and welcome clients from all
backgrounds and cultures. In addition to our clinical services, we are involved
in research, education, prevention and health promotion for child and youth
mental health and addictions.
What We Offer
The Child, Youth and Family Program is
committed to client-centred care, providing intensive and specialized services
for young people with mental health and/or addiction problems. We provide:
- comprehensive assessments
- medication consultations
- individual and family therapy
- specialized treatment groups for children and youth who have
problems with mental health, substance use and/or other addictions
- day treatment and school programs
- Classroom Assessment and Treatment for Children’s Health
(CATCH), for children with disruptive behaviour disorders
- Recovery and Education for Adolescents Choosing Health (REACH),
for youth who have addiction problems with or without a concurrent mental
- parenting programs offering information, education and support
- prevention services, including group programs in the community,
as well as information and education sessions
- consultation on diagnostic and treatment issues for primary care
physicians and other health care professionals.
We offer several outpatient services, each
staffed by a team of health care professionals. They are:
We can also refer clients to other CAMH
services if needed.
our outpatient services please contact
Access CAMH, the centralized intake service at CAMH. Access CAMH ensures
the right patient gets to the right place at the right time.
Access CAMH contact
416-535-8501, press 2
New referrals can be faxed to Access CAMH 416-979-6815 using the
referral form below.
The Child, Family & Youth
program is generously supported by the RBC Foundation.