Children and Youth
NCTS Child and Youth Mental Health Services include assessments, counselling, workshops, in-services, and critical incident response in a diverse array of settings for Indigenous and non-Indigenous children and youth, to address a range of presenting problems and diagnosed mental health disorders.
NCTS can also act as an advocate and liaison between children and families, greater care community (psychologists, support workers, social workers), and schools.
NCTS provides these clinical services for children and youth in-person, by flying counsellors to communities throughout the northern regions.
NCTS also provides counselling services via phone and on-line services including email, telehealth and other safe and confidential on-line communications video software platforms. The NCTS clinical team will provide services in any community in the north, as requested.
Assessments for Children and Youth
Children and youth may present with complex issues that require comprehensive, standardized psychological assessments in order to inform treatment and support planning. NCTS offers formal psychological assessments as related to all major mental health conditions.
Assessments for children and youth can include:
- Assessments for children and youth experiencing a diverse array mental illness and/or substance abuse issues
- Forensic and court ordered assessments both for the crown and defense counsel
- Clinical assessments in hospitals and psychiatric facilities
- Assessments for child custody and child welfare
- School-based assessments for special needs children (FASD, ADHD, ODD, autism, gifted, cognitive delays, learning disabilities)
- Risk and safety assessments
- Assessments for non-critical situations.
NCTS provides child and youth focused counselling and psychological services through individual, group and family counselling.
Clinical modalities include:
- Client-centered counselling
- Strength-based counselling
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
- Narrative Therapy
- Solution Focused Therapy
- Motivational Therapy
- Harm Reduction
- Mindfulness Meditation
- Play Therapy
- Art Therapy
- Self-actualization Therapy
NCTS also offers a wide range of in-services and psycho-education sessions focused on children and youth, and their caregivers (parents, family, school staff, etc.). This is done both on-site in schools and community health centers, as well as through long-term off-site follow up, an eclectic approach that best ensures highly impactful interventions and support services.
In-services topics include but are not limited to:
- Anger and anger management, harm to others
- Drug/alcohol abuse
- Grief and loss
- Suicide/suicide prevention: self-harming behaviors and safety-based
- Classroom behavior management strategies
- Support planning Classroom-wide observations and feedback to School Based Team (SBT)/school staff to help support the implementation of behavior management strategies and best practices in the classroom and school
- Staff support (including individual counselling) and training
- Assisting School-Based Teams in creating and implementing a wide range of intervention strategies (including writing and supporting Independent Education Plans, Behavior Modification Plans, Care and Safety Plans, and Critical Incident Reports)
- Emotional awareness and regulation
- Mental health and wellness
- Self-esteem and life transitioning for older students
- Kindness workshops
- Stress management.
NCTS offers a diverse array of school-based services which include:
- Children and youth counselling
- Individual and group staff counselling
- Classroom observation and behavior management strategies
- Classroom in-services/workshop groups
- School staff support including individual counselling, training, in-services on such topics as self-care and safety-based support planning
- Crisis Response, Critical Incident Reports and urgent intervention
- Phone consultation/follow-up: school specific or mental health advocacy
- Self-harming behaviors and safety-based support planning
- Self-care for staff
- Report writing and providing psychoeducational materials such as individual student support plans.
NCTS clinicians are highly experienced in advocating for and facilitating residential treatment where appropriate. This is often achieved by working in collaboration with staff and community-based healing and friendship centers where appropriate and available.
NCTS clinicians possess expertise and extensive experience in organizing and facilitating medical escorts for Out of Territory Treatment, for all age groups. This includes escorts to attend residential treatment facilities, for medical reasons, and for children and youth to attend residential treatment for behavioural issues such as therapeutic group homes.
NCTS counsellors provide professional counselling and psychological services for individuals, couples, families, groups, and youth. Our counsellors are certified with appropriate registration associations and regulatory colleges.
NCTS has extensive and long-standing experience in providing emotional support, counselling, crisis intervention, event planning, logistical support and facilitation for large events across the three territories.
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