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The Child and Youth Intervention and Research Service (IRS)

The Child and Youth Intervention and Research Service (IRS) offers a continuum of mental health care for children and youth (aged 3 - 17 years) with disruptive behaviour and their families: assessment and consultation, group work, individualized work, day treatment and follow-up. Evidence-based care and clinical research are important aspects of the programming.

IRS offers clinical work through the following teams:

The Group Treatment Team offers groups developed by The Incredible Years: The Incredible Years Parenting Program (IYPP)(12-weekly sessions) and the Dinosaur Social Skills Program for Children (18-weekly sessions). The group work represents IRS's foundational clinical care. IYPP promotes positive behaviours in children, provides an understanding of child behaviour, reduces stress and improves parent-child relationships. Day and evening groups are provided. Light meals are provided at both; child care is provided for the evening groups. DSSP promotes children's problem-solving skills, self-esteem, frustration management and social skills. A light meals is provided.

The Individualized Treatment Team offers clinical care that is formulated with an individual client system in mind (e.g., a family, a parenting couple, an individual). Individualized work is devoted to clients whose needs indicate more intensive and individual support.

The CATCH Team (a CAMH and Toronto District School Board partnership) offers a 19-week on-site classroom program for primary aged children. Day treatment serves children and families experiencing a high degree of difficulty in various settings. The team is multidisciplinary and requires the active involvement of families.

Referral Required: Referrals regarding medical questions require a physician referral. All other referrals are by parent

Contact: IYPP: (416) 535-8501, ext. 4371

Contact: All other referrals: (416) 535-8501, ext. 4366

Location: 3rd floor, College Street Site

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