I. Clinical Services
The Clinic provides quick access to therapeutic intervention as it enables family members to see trained therapists at their chosen moments of need. The entire family or individual family members may come to the clinic without an appointment during walk-in clinic hours.
The therapist works with the family to help deal with the problems affecting them and their child. A team approach may be used.
The therapist works with the child or youth to explore problems and solutions.
This is a three-stage program for caregivers and families of children aged 3 to 18 who have experienced trauma. This program is designed to help caregivers understand, cope with, and resolve the impact of trauma on their child and family.
The therapist works with groups of children or caregivers with similar needs to help them deal with specific challenges.
a. Children's Anxiety Group
The Children’s Anxiety Group is a cognitive-behavioural group for children with, or at risk of, anxiety disorders. The goals of the group are to teach children to recognize emotional and physiological symptoms of anxiety and to learn to more accurately appraise anxious situations. The children also learn strategies (e.g., coping self talk, relaxation) to help them manage their levels of anxiety. The group entails a parent component in which parents learn to create exposure hierarchies for their children’s fears, to differentiate between anxious behaviours and oppositional behaviours and how to respond to each, and to support the problem-solving skills learned by the children.
This intensive child and family service is an in-home and/or in-community counselling and support program for children, youth, and their families where there is risk of family breakdown, harm, or loss of school placement.
This program provides immediate outreach for children 0 to 18 years of age, their caregivers, and community members. The Crisis Response telephone number will connect you to our 24-hour answering service. You will then be connected with a crisis counsellor as soon as possible. The Crisis Response telephone number is 905-878-9785.
A court assessment may be ordered under the Young Offenders Act to assist in the disposition of a case.
9) Psychological Assessment
A psychological assessment is a comprehensive examination of many areas of an individual’s functioning. As such, it involves detailed interviewing of the person, his/her family and, when appropriate, others (e.g. teachers) in order to answer specific questions. Often the use of standardized psychological tests and naturalistic observations are also included to assist in fully understanding the person.
A referral for a psychological assessment can be made for a variety of reasons. At ROCK, an assessment is typically requested to help yourself and others understand your child’s specific strengths and weaknesses across a variety of areas and to then use this information to decide on the next step in your child’s treatment.
The Referral Process for 0 to 6
Parents may call the Intake Coordinator at 905-634-2347, ext. 439 to book an interview or they may attend one of the walk in therapy sessions as listed above.
This is a therapeutic service for families who are experiencing, or at risk for, serious difficulties. The goal is to build and support early parent/child relationships to restore the flow of normal growth. Using play, parents learn to read their child's cues and understand their child's behaviour in order to strengthen the parent/child relationship. Within this relationship, a child learns to feel secure, regulate emotions and interact socially.
The therapist works with the family to help deal with the problems affecting them and their child. Family Therapy helps families, or individuals within a family, understand and improve the way family members interact with each other.
Consultation and intervention is available to both parents and child care staff when there is concern regarding the child’s behaviour. Preschool consultants work in the home and child care centres helping parents and caregivers understand the social emotional and developmental needs of children aged 2-6. Telephone support is available to the community regarding specific issues.
Our Residential Services provide residential treatment for youths between 12 and 15, and supportive housing for youths 16 to 21 years of age.
Most ROCK clinical services can be accessed by coming to the walk-in therapy clinic.
ROCK is funded to provide services to residents of Halton Region.The clinics are offered at three locations:
Children and families can be referred by parents, physicians, pediatricians, psychologists, and other community agencies. Youths can also access ROCK on their own without a referral.
Services provided by the 0 to 6 Programs and the Youth Aiding Youth Program may be accessed through the walk-in therapy clinic or by calling the Intake Coordinator at 905-634-2347, ext. 439
II. Prevention Programs
This program allows juniors between the ages of 6 and 12 the opportunity to be matched with a volunteer between the ages of 16 and 24. This program is designed to support youths who have limited opportunities to socialize, are experiencing extraordinary stress, or are at risk for difficulties in the future, by providing them with a friend and role model.
B-Community Development - Burlington
This program works within the community to empower people and to help build skills in adults and children who are at risk for mental health problems.
C-ROCK Burlington Ontario Early Years Centre - (OEYC)
ROCK Reach Out Centre for Kids Burlington Ontario Early Years Centres offers a variety of programs and services for you and your family in several locations throughout Burlington.
Our Community Cares
Positive Space Network Halton
The Positive Space Network of Halton is a network of community social service agencies and local businesses working together to create safe and inclusive spaces for the LGBTQ populations of Halton.
The Positive Space Network is also running LGBTQ youth support groups out of ROCK head office and ROCK Milton locations; and is developing a peer-reviewed certification so that agencies can be confident in their ability to serve LGBTQ youth and their families.
Marcus Logan, Positive Space Coordinator is available to assist you by providing supportive resources, speaking with your youth and family clients about LGBTQ issues, and referring to the youth group. Marcus is based out of ROCK's Pearl Street office.
Please contact Marcus if you have any questions about the program or the youth support groups:phone: 905 634-2347 ext 408 or email to: CLOAKING '; document.write( '' ); document.write( addy_text7093 ); document.write( '<\/a>' ); //--> CLOAKING
Applied Behaviour Analysis Services
Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is a scientific approach to understanding behaviour. It is an evidence based approach to learning that reinforces positive behaviours and reduces problematic ones. ABA helps children and youth with an autism spectrum disorder develop communication, social and daily living skills, learn better in school and become more independent. Children and youth with autism have different needs. Services will be available based on an assessment of the child or youth’s specific needs.
For more information visit the website at:Applied Behaviour Anaylsis (ABA) Services
I. Clinical Service
A-Child & Family Services
1) Walk-In Therapy Clinic
2) Family / Brief Therapy
3) Individual Therapy
4) Trauma Treatment Program
5) Group Therapy
7) Crisis Response Program
8) Court Assessment
9) Psychological Assessment
B-Regional 0 to 6 Services
1) Parent Infant/Child Assessment and Therapy
2) Family Therapy
3) Behavioural Consultation and Intervention
4) Psychological and Diagnostic Assessment
5) Group Services
6) Intergenerational Trauma Treatment Program
7) Second Step Training
8) Occupational Therapy Services
9) Support Facilitator & Preschool Facilitator Programs
II. Prevention Programs
A-Youth Aiding Youth (YAY)
C-ROCK Burlington Ontario Early Years Centres - (OEYC)
Our Community Cares
Community Mobilization Award: Anti-Bullying Project
Partners Supporting Children with Special Needs
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