Multidisciplinary team members provide one-on-one, intensive mental health services to young residents (and their families) of 12 facilities in Middlesex County, including therapeutic residential care and youth justice (custody) settings. This unique continuity of care model gives equitable access for youth regardless of their placement because service follows youths who move through the system. The team approach to working with youth is based on a strength-based, youth-centred and collaborative model.
The multidisciplinary team includes members drawn from social work, education, nursing, clinical psychology and psychiatry. Started in 1997, this team has grown substantially over the years and sees about 400 youth and their families each year.