Day Treatment is an intensive therapeutic classroom setting for children, aged 4-12, experiencing social, emotional or behavioural issues and who have had difficulty being successful in their current school environment. These children and their caregivers may also be at risk for breakdown in their home and/or community.
The program is based on a multidisciplinary milieu treatment model that provides in-class care, family treatment and group therapy. Members of the milieu team include: Child Therapists who work in the classroom, providing evidence based group intervention with the children and individual support to the children as needed; Child and Family Therapists who work with the children providing individual treatment, family treatment and group therapy; Teachers who work in the classroom teaching the academic work; a Consulting Psychologist who conducts assessments, provides clinical consultation; and Supervisors-Day Treatment/Family Treatment Services who provide clinical supervision. There are seven classrooms of approximately six students each in three separate schools. Two of the schools are in the Toronto District School Board and one is in the Toronto Catholic District School Board.
The Strides Toronto Day Treatment program serves East Toronto (Scarborough) and East York region of Toronto.
Caregivers are in a state of readiness to make use of the intensive program including weekly participation. Group attendance is mandatory and occurs weekly between September and December. Caregivers participate in weekly family sessions for the remainder of the academic year.
Children and their caregivers, who meet eligibility requirements, can be referred for Day Treatment. These referrals can be made by service providers, including by not limited to: TDSB Centralized Intake Access; Centralized Access to Residential Services (CARS); TCDSB professionals; internal referrals from Strides Toronto; and external referrals by other Day Treatment programs. Caregivers must contact Intake at 416 321-5464 ext. 233 and complete the Intake process to be placed on the waiting list for assessment to determine appropriateness for the Day Treatment program.
Highland Heights Junior Public School
35 Glendower Circuit
Vradenburg Junior Public School
50 Vradenburg Drive
Holy Name Catholic School
690 Carlaw Avenue
Monday– Friday: 8:30AM – 8PM
325 Milner Avenue