1 Navigating g Support Services for Children, Youth and Families Workshop Mark Choi, West Vancouver Prevention Consultant
2 Vancouver Coastal Health Public Health Team Lead: Tara Deeth Target: Children & Youth (5-19) & their families Public Health Nurses: contacts at each school Tobacco Reduction Coordinator Dietitian Be Real Clinician Dental Hygienist Hearing Clinic: Audiologist and hearing Technicians Vision Program: screening Technicians
3 Vancouver Coastal Health Public Health Public health staff work with school staff, parents, children and community groups to provide: Health education Health consultation Health services The services are specifically designed to support the health and well-being of the population.
4 Our Services Health education/consultation/teaching/promotion: Identify health issues for individual students, foster coping skills and help students, families and school staff access health services Provide training for anaphylaxis management Reproductive health: Sex education, Askable Parent Program Head lice management Injury prevention Health fairs School Newsletters Communicable disease control: Hand washing, managing an illness outbreak, H1N1, school surveillance
5 Our Services School immunization Youth clinics: 3 locations on the North Shore, up to age 19, on a drop-in basis Nutrition: Resources for healthy eating, support the BC Food and Beverage Guidelines at a school, Eat Well Play Well program Tobacco: Supporting smoke-free communities: Tobacco-Free Sports, tobacco education and resources for schools Hearing, Vision and Dental screening in Kindergarten
6 Be Real Clinic for Disordered Eating Clinician: Cindy Ross For youth between 11 and 19 years of age Operates by appointment at the West Vancouver Community Centre (1 st Monday of the month) Referrals are required by parent, counsellor, family physician or self Youth can speak confidentially with a counsellor, pediatrician and a dietitian. Follow up care is available. Provides a continuum of care (Prevention vs. Treatment
7 How to contact us? Central reception: On Call Public Health Nurse: School Nurse at each school Be Real Clinic:
8 Youth Living With Loss Beth Clark: or Youth ages 13 through 19 who are grieving the death of a family member or friend. Referrals may be made by anyone at any time Individual assessment prior to attending the group Peer support group sessions held twice a month throughout the school year Program facilitated by clinical counsellors with the assistance of youth mentors and trained adult bereavement volunteers
9 Child and Youth Mental Health and Addictions Vancouver Coastal Health
10 Program Overview Program Manager: Pat Townsley Clinical Manager: Jacquie Weiss Team Leader: Terry Bulych Child and Adolescent Program Jump Start Concurrent Disorders Program Therapeutic Day Program
11 Child and Adolescent Program Target: Children & youth (0-18) with mental health issues Assessments (psychiatric, psycho-social, psychoeducational) Behavioral consultation and support Individual and family counseling Outreach Parent education program Psycho-pharmacological information, evaluation & treatment Therapeutic social skills training
12 Jump Start Target: Youth (13-24) who have substance misuse issues C.A.T.S. (2008: 132) (2009: 177) Assessments, individual and family therapy Outreach therapeutic programming: Wired for Success, Safe House, Alternate Schools (KLASS, Access, Third Step, Youth Learning Center)
13 Concurrent Disorders Program Target: Youth (13-18) who have both mental health and substance misuse issues Psychiatric consultations Assessments Individual and family therapy Outreach
14 Prevention Target: parents, youth service providers, police, community, schools, teachers, students, and aboriginal bands (Tsleil Waututh and Squamish Nation) WV Prevention Consultant NV Prevention Educator *Community engagement*
15 Therapeutic Day Program Target: Youth with mental health issues who are unable to function in mainstream schools Group, individual and family counseling Individually tailored academic program Therapeutic activities Lunch program
16 Child and Youth Mental Health Hospital Social Worker Liaison Target: Children and youth (6-18) in the ER / Pediatric ward due to mental health and / or substance misuse issues Case reviews at the ER Case consultation ti Treatment/discharge planning Bridging services to community treatment/support
17 Central Intake Child and Youth Mental Health and Addictions Referral Line
18 MCFD Child & Youth Mental Health Intake & Assessment for Youth Masters Level Clinicians: direct service for children and youth (age birth 19)with significant ifi mental health symptoms and functional impairment Prevention services for youth at risk of developing mental health problems Psychiatric consultation - Dr Raman. Psychologist
19 MCFD Child and Youth Mental Health Intake and Urgent Response: receive community referrals and assess for service. Urgent referrals: immediate follow up within 24 hours, includes crisis stabilization for up to 6 sessions. Generalized caseload: children and youth 6 and older. Clinicians are trained at a graduate level and in specific methods: Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Parent Child Interactional therapy. Infant Mental Health: children five and under who experience a disturbance in mental wellness as it relates to emotions, behaviour and relationships.
20 MCFD C&Y MH Groups Connect Parent Group: promotes an attachment perspective for parenting. Helps parents build skills to support their relationship with their child and clearly communicate expectations ti and set limits. it Cool Kids: for youth who experience anxiety or depression. DBT skills group: Dialectical Behaviour Therapy is for people whose emotions create major problems in their lives (and perhaps in the lives of people around them). DBT clients are taught how to regulate their emotions, deal with the distressing situations in their lives, and improve relationships IPT group. Interpersonal psychotherapy is a program aimed at adolescents experiencing i mild depression.
21 MCFD Youth Justice Youth (ages 12 17)in conflict with the law Bail supervision Supervision of Court Orders with conditions Referrals for family mental health and alcohol and drug issues Short term residential services and referrals One to one workers (ISSP) Day programs, employment programs, alternative program referrals, wilderness programs
22 Hollyburn Family Services West 1 st Street, North Vancouver Services to North Shore youth and families with children under the age of 19 years Providing centre based and community outreach services Range of services from group support and educational services, counselling and practical support services, and case management services. General information
23 Hollyburn Family Services Family Centred Services Family Support Program ( ) In home counselling/parenting support/case management Parent Teen Mediation (acute issue) Parent Education Groups (Parenting Teens, Under 12) FASD/CDBC Family Support Program ( ) Parenting support for families with FASD/CDBC child Victim Support Services ( ) Support to victims of family and relationship violence Practical, emotional, and informational support to children, youth, and adult victims
24 Hollyburn Family Services Youth Centred Services Third Step (via NVSD44)( ) Alternative school placement, grades 8-10, for students aged Hollyburn Hockey Heroes ( ) Organized hockey for youth, 14-18,with financial/social barriers Youth Safe House ( ) Safe home environment for youth, years, who have run away from home or are homeless ; for up to 14 days Youth workers assist it in managing crisis ii and supporting creation of sustainable plan for each youth
25 Family Services of the North Shore Julia Staub-French/Mimi Hudson: Counselling Programs for children and youth address issues such as anxiety, depression, school problems, divorce, sexuality, bullying, parent/child conflict, abuse/violence at home, and other problems. Clinical counselling services are available in English, Farsi, and French. Many programs are offered at no cost to North Shore residents. Clinical Counselling Fee for service - sliding scale. ($15-$100)
26 FSNS Programs Children Living in the Midst of Relationship Violence and Abuse Parenting in the Midst of Relationship i Violence and Abuse Eating Disorder Support Group For Parents The Child & Adolescent Sexual Abuse Program The Family Support program Parent Education groups Jessie s Legacy
27 West Vancouver Youth Outreach Program & Ambleside Youth Centre Drop-in located at Ambleside Park, beside the SPCA
28 West Van Youth Outreach Ambleside Youth Centre...Youth Drop-In One to One Support Work.Youth Support Groups.Outdoor Experiential Education / Day Out Trips.work experience program.outreach in Schools.Project share / volunteer opportunities
29 West Van School District: Youth Workers
30 What do we do? Prevention, support, problem solve, listen, coach, mediate, refer Confidential Individual or group
31 Issues Body image Self-esteemesteem Anxiety, depression, stress, sadness Bullying Alcohol, drug use, misuse Health/ Sex/Gender Social challenges-peer issues Friends, family, teacher, school
32 External Services and Referrals Speak to counsellors, teachers, administration Doctors, family physicians, Community nurses Youth Health Clinics-West Vancouver-every every Tuesday from 2:30-4:30. Vancouver Coastal Health Child and Youth Mental Health and Addiction Services, Vancouver Coastal Health clinicians Be Real MCFD Child and Youth Mental Health Lawyers, court, social workers and probation officers Ambleside Youth Centre Hollyburn Family Services
33 North Shore Crisis Services Julianna Buitenhaus: NSCSS has been providing services to women and children on the North Shore since 1979 SAGE Transition House 24 hour support line Adolescent and Children s Empowerment Program Outreach services HOPE s Place second stage housing program Good Stuff Connection Thrift Shop and Clothing Program Bowen Island HomeSafe Program
34 North Shore Multicultural Society Youth Programs Jian Pablico Current Youth Programs The Purple Elephant Project The Purple Elephant Project (PEP) was created to address and combat racism online. In particular social networking sites are becoming a vital space for youth to communicate with one another. Unfortunately they are also spaces where racism is rampant and there is little accountability due to the internet s anonymity. The PEP youth team is taking a proactive stance and have developed several strategies to combat racism online. The first strategy is the name: The Purple Elephant Project.
35 NEONOLOGY A diversity workshop delivered to Grade 10 planning classes in the North Shore that dissects how racism and discrimination among youth affects their everyday social relationships and environment. Its overarching goal is to create a more welcoming and inclusive North Shore community through engaging not only immigrant and racialized youth but, all youth. This is done within an open and safe space through innovative activities that support youth in understanding a brighter perspective.
36 theidea Inspiring Dreams Empowering Action The IDEA provides youth the opportunity to realize a personal goal or dream they have always wanted to achieve and empower them to make it happen with the support of other youth. Youth Workers Anti-Racism + Diversity advocacy and workshops Newcomer/Immigrant and Refugee youth support Connection to volunteer opportunities Youth Empowerment
37 Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland Free Programs include: Big and Little Sister Program - matches meet 3-5 hours a week for a year to provide support and friendship to girls aged Study Buddy Program matches Study Buddy tutors with Little Sisters, aged 7-17, for the purpose p of academic support and guidance. They meet weekly for 1 hour for minimum 6 months. Go Girls! Healthy Body, Healthy Minds group mentoring program for girls aged to encourage physical activity, healthy eating and a positive self image. i b For more information : ext 300
38 YWCA One Stop Career Shop FREE employment services for youth ages FIRST stop for youth looking for work. One to One Employment Counselling Referrals to specialized programs and services Assistance with training packages and funding packages Access to a full resource centre: computers, internet, fax, photocopies, videos, resource materials, job boards Access to jobs not posted elsewhere Workshops on employment issues Hiring Fairs and other career industry information nights Presentation to grade 12 students job search 15 A Chesterfield Place beside the Seabus at Lonsdale Quay Hours Mondays 10am-6pm Tuesday Thursday 9:30am 5pm and Friday 9:30am-4pm. (604) (drop in or make an appointment)
39 YOUTH SERVICES IN WEST VANCOUVER Melanie Clark Youth-Friendly West Vancouver: Policies and Practices Lots of great opportunities for youth to be involved and engaged in recreation, civics, arts & culture, volunteering and more in West Vancouver. Youth Services staff are encouraged to always strive for excellence and innovation in the program initiatives and services we offer to youth. Here are some great examples of our passion for intentional youth development and meaningful youth engagement at work: Civic Youth Strategy Created in 2002 to give the youth of our community a chance to directly affect the decisions that matter to them the most, and to give them a voice within the community and civic government. Youth Committees YAC SWAT TAG RAT Youth Week May 1 st to 7 th annually. West Vancouver is a founding partner of Youth Week and will be celebratin 15 years of participation in 2010.
40 YOUTH SERVICES IN WEST VANCOUVER Facilities Ambleside Youth Centre 1018 Marine Drive, West Vancouver Youth Outreach Workers and related services (i.e. one-to-one, support groups, etc.) Drop-in (cool staff, movies, games, pool, cooking, snacks, etc.) Out trips, Gig nights, BBQs, events, workshops, employment programs, etc. AYC Hours of Operation W 3:00pm-6:00pm Th 3:00pm-9:00pm F, Sa 3:00pm-11:00pm West Vancouver Community Centre Youth Lounge 2121 Marine Drive, West Vancouver Drop-in (cool staff, movies, games, pool, cooking, snacks, etc.) Recreation programs, leadership programs, workshops, etc. BBQs, concerts, events Youth Lounge Hours of Operation Preteen Drop-in (for Grades 6 & 7): M, F 3:00pm-6:00pm Youth Drop-in (for Grades 8 to 12): F 3:00pm-11:00pm Sa 5:00pm-10:00pm Gleneagles Youth Garage 6262 Marine Drive, West Vancouver Drop-in (cool staff, movies, games, pool, cooking, snacks, etc.) Recreation programs, leadership programs, workshops, etc. BBQs, concerts, events Youth Garage Hours of Operation Preteen Drop-in (for Grades 6 & 7): F 3:00pm-7:30pm
41 YOUTH SERVICES IN WEST VANCOUVER Programs We have lots of great recreation, arts & culture and leadership programs for youth at our various community centres across West Vancouver. Youth Volunteer Training & Certification Program Children s sports, recreation, arts and culture programs Gymnastics and Aquatic Centre Birthday Parties and School Break camps Support for children and youth with disabilities Peer helpers during preteen and youth drop-in times at Gleneagles Community Centre, West Vancouver Community Centre, and Ambleside Youth Centre Community and Special Events Youth Committees Leadership Training Programs Babysitting courses First Aid Programs General Leadership Aquatic Leadership Arts & Culture and Recreation & Fitness Programs Pottery, Drawing, Sculpture, Acting, Dance, etc. Basketball, Volleyball, Martial Arts, Swimming lessons, Skating lessons, etc. Yoga, Group Fitness, Spin, etc. Drop-in Recreation Open Gym Public Swimming and Skating Weight Room and Personal Training opportunities