Virtual ‘Drop-In’ Counselling for Brant Youth

We’re still ‘open’ and ready to support you.

Our drop-in clinics in Brant are now virtual “walk-in” counselling services.

It’s easy to book an appointment with a Woodview counsellor:

1️⃣ Call one of the clinics below
2️⃣ Receive an appointment via phone or OTN

Charing Cross Medical
When: Tuesdays from 10am-6pm
Call to book: 519-304-8850
For: children, youth up to 18 years and their families

Brantford Pediatrics
When: Wednesdays from 9am-2pm
Call to book: 519-512-0030 or text 226-450-0300
For: children, youth up to 18 years and their families

Brant Mental Health Solutions
When: Thursdays 12pm-5:30pm
Call to book: 519-302-2300
For: children, youth up to 18 years and their families

Woodview in the Square
When: Thursdays and Fridays from 4pm-8pm and Saturdays 12pm-4pm
Call to book: 519-752-5308 or text 226-920-4427
For: youth 12-18 years of age

Please know that our staff are working remotely and continue to support our clients by telephone and video conferencing.

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COVID-19: Woodview Updates

March 18, 2020

COVID-19: Update On Our Services

Dear Clients/Families,

We know that these are trying times that add much stress and uncertainly to our lives. Things are changing very quickly
as COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the province and it is difficult to keep up with the changes that this brings.
As parents or family members of children, youth, and adults living with mental health needs and/or autism, we know you
are trying to cope with the many challenges with which you are faced. Schools and recreational facilities are closed. Social
interaction and gatherings are discouraged. As we all try to navigate this complex and ever-changing landscape, please
know that Woodview is committed to ensuring that services and supports are available for clients and families. They may
be delivered differently, but we are here for the children, youth, adults, and families that we serve.

We want you to know that as of March 17th Woodview staff are available and working from home providing counseling
and coaching support with clients by phone. Please contact your worker directly; if you do not know who your worker is
please reach out to your Program Manager. All general office voicemails are being checked regularly and responded to
within 24 hours.

We also have some video capacity and are working to increase it; we will let you know as soon as this platform is available.
If a client is urgently in need of an in-person meeting with their worker, staff will discuss this with their manager and
director and arrange to see the client at one of the open office locations as long as all parties are following screening
guidelines.

Residential services continue to operate at The Manor and Supported Independent Living program. We are committed
to the safety of our clients and staff and have taken strict precautionary measures such as enhanced client screening,
sanitizing the physical space on a regular basis, and limiting face to face and group interactions to what is necessary to
support our clients.

We will move beyond this challenge, as we work together to ensure the well-being of children, youth, and adults with
autism whom we serve.

We are sharing a resource list compiled by the Centre of Excellence to support parents and caregivers in discussing
COVID-19 with children and youth.

This is an unprecedented time and the situation is fluid. We will continue to provide updates as changes arise. Thank you
for your understanding. Stay safe.

Sincerely,
Cindy I’Anson
Executive Director, Woodview Mental Health and Autism Services
905-689-4727 x114

 

March 16, 2020

Woodview Offices Closed to the Public March 16-April 6

Woodview Mental Health and Autism offices will be closed to the public effective Monday March 16th until Monday April 6th. We recognize that these are difficult times and we will continue to support clients and families by telephone.

Woodview’s residential program (The Manor) and Supported Independent Living program will remain operational with strict precautionary measures taken to safeguard the safety of our clients and staff.

Refunds for fees paid will be issued to clients and families.

 

For the most up to date information about COVID-19 and how to protect yourself, please visit Ontario Ministry of Health’s website.

 

We thank you for your patience and understanding in this unprecedented time.

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Mental Health & Addictions Client & Caregiver Info Event – POSTPONED

📢 Are you a client or caregiver using or needing mental health and/or addictions support in Brantford Brant? We want to hear from you!

Be a part of the #BrantfordBrantOHT planning:

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020 Postponed
6PM-8PM
Polish Hall (154 Pearl St.) Brantford

Call Lindsay at 519-752-5308 or visit http://bit.ly/BBOHT_MHA_Planning

🟡 Please note that this event is geared to clients, families, and caregivers and creating a space where they will feel heard and safe to share stories and experiences. Service providers are to attend only at the request of their clients or families requesting additional support.

Download the Flyer:

BB OHT MHA Info Session Poster_V2

Download the FAQ’s:

BB OHT FAQs

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Woodview is an Employer of Choice!

Posted by on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 ·  

🏆 Woodview is proud to be one of twelve organizations in Canada to have won the Canadian Nonprofit Employer of Choice Award (NEOC) for 2019. It is our second year in a row to be recognized! This is a credit to our leadership’s commitment to staff and the wonderful people who make Woodview a great place to work!

Learn more about the NEOC Award here.

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Mental Health Walk-In Clinics in Brantford & Paris

Posted by on Friday, January 31, 2020 ·  

New Mental Health Walk-In Clinic in Paris, ON

We’re thrilled to announce that starting January 9, 2020, in partnership with Brant Mental Health Solutions, we are offering a new walk-in mental health clinic in Paris, Ontario for children, youth (up to 18) and their families!

Thursdays 12 PM – 5:30 PM
139 Grand River St N, Unit 201, Paris
Phone number (to book in advance): (519) 302-2300

Mental Health Walk-In Clinics Schedule

Need to talk? Drop in to meet with a counsellor at one of our Brantford – and now Paris, ON! – mental health walk-in clinics. It’s free, confidential, and no health card is required. For information on walk-in clinic locations and hours, click on our flyer below:

Download the flyer.

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Thank you Unity for Autism!

Posted by on Friday, December 20, 2019 ·  

A huge THANK YOU to Unity for Autism for generously awarding Woodview Learning Centre grant funding in the amount of $16,500!

These funds will benefit the young students in our Woodview Learning Centre by providing programming, technology, outings, life skills resources, and a music program.

Unity for Autism, your generous grant funding makes a profound impact on the children and youth with autism that we serve at Woodview Learning Centre.

 

 

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LEAP Preschool for Kids with ASD Starts February 2020

Posted by on Friday, December 13, 2019 ·  

 

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About LEAP Preschool

LEAP preschool is founded on the principles of the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) and Applied Behavioural Analysis principles (ABA). In the Early Start Denver Model, children with autism or suspected autism, follow a developmental curriculum. This means they learn specific skills at specific stages of development. Specially designed methods are used to teach the curriculum.

Our program aims to help children aged 2.5-5 with autism or suspected autism “leap” into successful first years of school by supporting them to develop pivotal areas such as communication, social skills, imitation and play skills.

LEAP preschool is run by trained Autism Therapists and overseen by Katie Michalek and Holly Adair-Simpson who are Board Certified Behaviour Analysts trained at the advanced level of the Early Start Denver Model and ABA.

LEAP Winter Session 2020

February 3, 2020 – June 19, 2020

How much does LEAP Preschool Cost

Session blocks run for 20 weeks (September to January and February to June). Parent consultation is included with this program. Parents can choose to register their child for one or more session blocks.

Sponsorship Available! Call by January 15th – CLOSED

We are starting this pilot program on February 3, 2020 and have two (2) sponsored spaces available! Call 905-689-4727 ext 117 before January 15th!

What are the hours of LEAP Preschool

LEAP Preschool operates Monday to Friday with a ratio of 2 staff to 5 children, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Where is LEAP Preschool Located

We are located at 69 Flatt Road in Burlington in a lovely woodland setting.

How to Register for LEAP Preschool

To learn more about LEAP Preschool and how it may be a fit for your child, please contact Lauren Moulton (M.P.Ed.), Program Manager at 905-689-4727 ext. 117 or by email at haltonautismservices@woodview.ca

Is LEAP Preschool Open in the Summer

We offer a summer maintenance package during July-August that consists of 1 in-centre session at 4 hours, plus 1 family skill development session at 2 hours in home. Please contact us for details.

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Transition to High School Program

Posted by on Monday, November 18, 2019 ·  

We will be offering a Transition to High School Program starting in February 2020 for students aged 12-15 with ASD. Please read the flyer for details!

 

Flyer for the transition to high school program

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Program Profile: EIEIO

Posted by on Thursday, November 14, 2019 ·  

EIEIO Program at Rolling Meadows Public School

By Emily Struthers, MA, RP(Q), Child and Youth Worker and EIEIO Program Coordinator

Somewhere along the line, someone really wanted an elementary day treatment program called ‘EIEIO.’

Officially we are the Early Identification, Early Intervention and Outreach Program, although I hardly ever hear our full name. We are located on the top floor of Rolling Meadows Public School, and as far as I know, we have the only classroom in Halton with our own tree inside! We are very thankful to have Scaredy Squirrel and Otis the Owl live in our tree, Otis is usually sleeping and Scaredy often requires coaxing to come out, but they are both valued members of the EIEIO team.

On the human side, we have Erin Kivell as our wonderful classroom teacher; she has many years of experience in Day Treatment classrooms and is an expert at integrating our therapeutic models into her teaching. She is the first to remind us to all show safe hands and take a deep breath, and has a wonderful way of helping our students stay self-regulated and focused during lessons. Karrie Carlos joined us last year as a CYW and (literally) hit the ground running on her first day! Karrie proved to be able to learn quickly and bonded with our students easily, our students love Karrie’s lighthearted and humourous approach to learning, and she always has an interesting experiment or activity for us to try. Emily Struthers (that’s me!) is our Program Coordinator and I hope that I am keeping up with Karrie and Erin, they both bring so much to the team and I endeavor to support and advocate for the kids in the same way that they do. [Editors note: We’re delighted to welcome back Laura Harper-Ciaramella as the Program Manager of EIEIO. Laura has been a long-time Woodview staff member and was one of the key developers of the EIEIO program. We look forward to the continued success of the program.]

Three women smiling

Karrie, Emily, and Erin

Each year in September, we invite six students in grades 1-3 to join us for the year. We learn everything from Math and Language to Superflex and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). Our lessons often look different year to year as we tailor our teaching approaches to our students’ abilities. We try our best to find field trips that our students can enjoy, in the past we’ve gone bowling, visited historical Ireland House, gone swimming, visited the Halton Safety Village, and we got a tour of our local Fire Station.

In January each year, we invite our students’ parents and caregivers to attend our Family Group. At this group we teach the skills that our students use, and talk about how to use them at home. My favorite part of this group is hearing the family members support one another and share strategies and skills they’ve learned for themselves. Our families will often stay in touch with one another and plan play dates for our kids.

The best part of our program is engaging in the kids’ natural curiosity and tenacity. Every child entering our program is ready to learn, explore, and become their best self. Our students pick up new skills easily, because we’ve set up an environment where they are supported to practice them when they need to. The worst part of our job is saying goodbye at the end of the year, but if we’ve done our job well, they won’t need our support anymore!

 

 

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ProAction Cops & Kids Sponsor Hamilton Youth

Posted by on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 ·  

By Dan Hunter B.A., Program Manager, Woodview-Churchill Day Treatment Programs (formerly Delta Day Treatment) in Hamilton

Partnership with Hamilton Mental Health Program

We have had the privilege of partnering with ProAction Cops and Kids through the Hamilton Police Services (HPS) for the last 3 years. This partnership was established when HPS assisted with one of our complex needs youths. A working rapport was established and the officers involved appreciated the type of work that our program was delivering and inquired, “How can we help the youths in your program?” Given our ever tightening “bottom lines”, a camp sponsorship program was the perfect fit. Having received a generous subsidy through the YMCA Camp Wanakita along with the significant donation of money and the gift of time from the Officers’ (through ProAction Cops and Kids), we are able to maintain THE highlight event of our school year.

Camp Wanakita Sponsorship Reaps Benefits

Our youth benefit from their camp experience in numerous ways. Firstly, they reap the benefits of exercise and exposure to nature to enhance their mental health. They are able to overcome any fears or anxiety associated with certain activities (i.e. the High Ropes Course). This in turn has a positive impact on individual self-esteem along with the sense of accomplishment associated with completing a group task. This also teaches our youths about trust and cooperation in attaining a collaborative goal.

Youth and staff climb the high ropes

Our youths, along with our staff, participate in a wide range of outdoor winter games like broomball, curling, XC skiing, night hikes, and the VERY popular High Ropes Course! These activities are cherished by our youth because they are F-U-N. It challenges their physical and mental limits and develops undiscovered talents and competencies. The impact is often immediate and awesome. To watch a youth move from “I can’t” or “I won’t” to “I DID!!” has numerous positive ripples and their success often resonates for months, even years following their camp experience.

Creating Positive Relationships Between Cops and Youth

Attending Camp Wanakita with Officers from the ProAction Cops and Kids allows our youths to engage with police in a positive manner, breaking down prejudices and negative stereotypes. They now see “cops” as caring and fun loving adults.

Group photo looking up

On behalf of our programs, I would like to acknowledge the effort and partnership that we have developed with HPS Staff Sergeant Shane Groombridge for his role in bringing this GREAT ProAction- Cops and Kids opportunity to our youths and staff here at our Woodview-Churchill programs.

Renewed Sponsorship for 2020

We are thrilled to announce that our application to the Hamilton Police Services and ProAction Cops and Kids program has confirmed 100% sponsorship for the 2020 annual trek to Camp Wanakita in Haliburton during our semester changeover. This year’s trip to YMCA Camp Wanakita takes place January 22-24, 2020.

Thank you ProAction Cops and Kids!

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Woodview Mental Health and Autism Services
69 Flatt Road
Burlington, ON L7P 0T3

Halton: (905) 689-4727
Hamilton: (905) 689-4727
Brant: (519) 752-5308
Charitable Registration Number:
119303923RR0001

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