Brantford Adolescent Day Treatment Programs

What are Day Treatment Programs?

There are two Day Treatment Programs in the Brantford area. One day treatment program is for students in grades 6–8. The other program is for adolescents aged 13 to 18 years (up until their 18th birthday). Services are provided to both the child/youth and their family.

Each of the day treatment programs are school-based. Woodview partners with the Grand Erie District School Board to provide day treatment programs. The classroom teacher is an employee of the Grand Erie District School Board and delivers the academic program. Woodview provides treatment and counselling alongside the academics in a small classroom setting.

Is the adolescent program right for your child?

The teen years can be a challenging time for young people. Many deal with depression and anxiety. If the youth in your care exhibits any of the following, the Day Treatment programs can help.

  • Is the youth experiencing social and emotional challenges in a regular school setting?
  • Are you being pressured by school staff to find help for the youth?
  • Is the youth struggling with attending school on a regular basis?

Did you answer “yes” to one or more of the questions above? If so, Woodview’s day treatment programs may be able to help.

What is the focus of the day treatment programs?

Both the Adolescent Day Treatment (ADT) Programs and the Elementary Day Treatment (EDT) are in a classroom in a school. The focus is on providing treatment along with academics. Treatment may occur in the classroom, community or home.

Students will have an individualized education plan if needed. All students have an individualized treatment plan. The child/youth and their family along with the teacher and Woodview staff work together to develop the treatment plan.

The goal of the Adolescent Day Treatment Programs and the Elementary Day Treatment is to reintegrate the child/youth into their community school. This occurs as mental health needs decline and functioning improves.

Included in both day treatment programs are:

  • individual and family counselling;
  • parenting strategies and support;
  • recreational activities;
  • experiences to improve the child’s/youth’s social skills; and
  • experiences to improve the child’s/youth’s peer relationships.
Where is the adolescent day treatment program located?

Two High School Classrooms are located at:
Pauline Johnson High School
627 Colborne St., Brantford, ON N3S 3M8

WHEN

When does this program take place?

Lengths of service for children and youth can vary. As a result, start dates in the Day Treatment programs also vary. There are, however, several start dates throughout the school year.

WHAT

What does the program cost?

There is no cost for the Adolescent Day Treatment program.

How do I refer my child for the adolescent day treatment program?

A parent, caregiver or youth over 12 years of age can make a referral* through Contact Brant:
Phone: (519)758-8228
Web: https://contact-brant.ontarionow.ca/external-referral/

*Note: Families have the option of meeting with Program staff for information prior to making a referral.

Woodview staff will contact you to discuss the day treatment program in greater detail and to provide a start date for your child.

They helped my son develop strategies to get past his anxiety. There was a lot of one on one time with my son and always cheering him on with every little step he took to be fully integrated into high school. I would not change a thing.

Parent

I liked that my child’s worker was so helpful and willing to help both myself and my daughter.

Parent

Everyone is nice, the students, the workers/staff, but I like the program in general.

Youth

What I enjoyed the most about the program was the support I got from the staff.

Youth