ICF Service (age 7-17):
Intensive Child and Family Service (for children 7 to 17 years of age)
Our Intensive Child and Family Service provides intensive, individualized treatment for children/youth with complex mental health issues.
Who is eligible for this service?
In general, our service is for children/youth, aged 7 to 17, who:
- may be at risk of harming themselves or others,
- may be about to lose their placement at home, in school, or in childcare,
- have moderate-to-severe functioning impairment at home, in school, or in the community,
- live in environments where they may be exposed to violence, physical, sexual or emotional abuse, alcohol or other substance abuse, and/or
- live with caregivers with mental health issues.
Our service helps families who:
- are experiencing various, stressful challenges,
- have poor problem-solving skills, and
- have been unable to benefit from traditional agency services.
What do we do?
First, our multi-disciplinary team meets with the child/youth and their family for intensive counselling in our Step In Clinic. Then, in consultation with the child/youth and their family, our clinicians develop a treatment plan that focuses specifically on their personal needs and strengths.
Treatment may include:
- crisis intervention,
- individual and family therapy,
- support for parents in the home, skills training, or group services,
- advocacy and collaboration with other service providers, and
- psychological and psychiatric assessments and consultations.
PCC thanks CIBC and the GlaxoSmithKline Foundation for their generous support of our Intensive Child and Family Service.
How can you access our service?
To access our service, please call Mental Health Services for Children and Youth (Centralized Intake) at 905-451-4655.