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Children's Services

Assessment, treatment and consultation for children ages 0 to 12 years and their families.
Diagnostic criteria: developmental, emotional, behavioural, interpersonal, and psychiatric problems.

Services offered: individual, group and family therapy provided by a multidisciplinary team. Special programs for autistic spectrum disorders, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorders, and anxiety disorders.

Who can refer: physicians and psychiatrists.

Contact: 905-813-4421.

Adolescent Services

Assessment, treatment and consultation for adolescents ages 13 to 18 years and their families.
Diagnostic criteria: interpersonal, emotional, behavioural, and psychiatric problems.
Services offered: individual, group and family therapy provided by a multidisciplinary team. Group therapy programs that use a solution-focused, goal-directed treatment approach.

Who can refer: physicians and psychiatrists.

Contact: 905-813-4421.

In-Patient Psychiatric Unit

The in-patient adult psychiatric unit is an active treatment unit that consists of 23 beds. The unit provides for assessment, diagnosis, treatment and aftercare planning for acutely ill patients. The psychiatric multi-disciplinary team (psychiatrists, registered nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, psychologists and pharmacists) is committed to delivering the highest quality of patient care in a safe, therapeutic environment with individualized treatment plans.

Who can refer: physicians associated with Credit Valley Hospital.

Community Treatment Order:
In the year 2000, legislative changes were made in Ontario to the Mental Health Act to provide a person who suffers from a serious mental illness with a comprehensive individualized plan of community-based treatment or care and supervision in the community.

Advantages:

  • To optimize the health, functioning and quality of life of people with serious mental health illness.
  • To improve the provision of care.
  • To reduce the need for recurrent and prolonged involuntary hospitalization.
  • To reduce the suffering associated with mental illness.

Safeguards have been put in place to ensure the rights of the person, subject to the order, are respected. The CTO process is consent based and all statutory protections governing "informed consent" will apply.
This Mental Health Act certificate is valid for six months, which can be renewed or terminated by either the individual, the substitute-maker if applicable or the Physician.

Who can refer: physicians.

CTO Coordinator Role:

  • To facilitate the implementation of a CTO.
  • To coordinate services and to act as resource to service providers.
  • To monitor and evaluate the process.