Children experience life in two places–home and school. When a child struggles in either environment or both, counselling can be an effective solution.
When working with children and youth, our counselors use a “multi-systemic” approach. With proper consent, we engage parents, grandparents, teachers, schools, previous counselors and any other relevant support systems.
Counselling Niagara also teaches parents to advocate for proper support for their child. We ensure services are coordinated and consistent as this often creates the structure that helps your child or teen grow.
At-risk youth can present specific symptoms, such as self-harm, aggression, violence, and even homicidal. As a parent, friend, mentor, or relative, seeing such behaviors in someone you love is terrifying. There are ways to help. With both professional and community support, we can develop an effective means of intervention.
In the past, single agencies or individuals have approached an at-risk youth’s interventions with a lack information and can take certain issues out of context (issues like mental health, substance use, challenges in learning, sensory issues, and trauma). Instead of cycling through these misinformed interventions, Ian Robertson and his team use a multi-disciplinary approach. By bringing in
By bringing in family, school, agencies and other support systems, we can create a highly-effective, community-based plan:
Our agency’s clinical approach allows us to gather an in-depth assessment of high-risk youth, and develop a treatment plan accordingly.