Crossroads Children’s Mental Health Centre provides school-based treatment that combines education and treatment, to help children whose emotional and behavioural difficulties are affecting their ability to learn and to function in the classroom.
Education and treatment for children in the classroom.
Day treatment is a one to two-year program for children who, because of their mental health concerns, are unable to be successful in a regular classroom. Working in partnership with M.F. McHugh Schools, Crossroads operates eight classrooms at St. Luke School in Ottawa. The day treatment team provides a combination of education and mental health treatment, so children can build skills that will help them return to — and thrive at — their community school.
Depending on the child’s needs, we will work with them to develop social skills, self-regulation skills, and problem-solving skills. We may also provide more intensive treatment for serious anxiety and other mental health problems.
Crossroads believes in child-and-family-centered care. Because families are critical to their child’s success, parents/caregivers are valued partners in all aspects of their child’s care. Parents/caregivers participate in setting goals and developing treatment plans. At times, parent/caregiver skill training or family therapy may be offered in combination with day treatment programming.
Accessing day treatment at Crossroads
Referrals for day treatment are made through Coordinated Access & Referral by the school boards. Parents/caregivers who believe their child would benefit from day treatment in a school setting should contact the principal of their child’s school.