The Adolescent Team at Associated Youth Services of Peel (AYSP) is a voluntary counselling program for youth. Sessions with youth, and at times their caregivers, occur in the family home or community, once a week for a total of 6-8 months. The Adolescent Team Program is part of a working partnership with the Peel Children’s Aid Society and the Peel Children’s Centre’s Wraparound Program. Together, we work with youth and their caregivers to develop customized service plans to prevent out-of-home placement. The program has several components which aim to decrease conflict and build positive relationships.
• Youth Counselling, including providing psycho-education, strengthening communication skills, teaching emotion regulation skills, developing life/social skills, and developing relationship-building skills
• Caregiver Support and Family Counselling, including providing psycho-education to caregivers regarding parenting strategies/communication and problem-solving strategies, and joint family sessions to support the youth and caregivers implement and strengthen communication/problem-solving skills.