The Challenges Program is a 3-5 month, flexible, family-focused intervention for parents/caregivers of children and youth aged 0-17. Workers meet with families in their homes to teach and model, for parents/caregivers, specific skills in behaviour management, conflict resolution, problem-solving and advocacy.
The Counselling Program provides individual and family counselling for children and youth aged 0-17 and/or their families. Sessions are office-based and length of service may be up to 6 months, as determined by client need.
The Family Connections program is an intensive outreach program designed to help stabilize families in times of crisis. It is a short-term intervention lasting approximately 8-10 weeks, for children and youth aged 0-17 and their caregivers.
AYSP offers several group programs throughout the year for parents and caregivers of children and youth aged 0-17. Groups are community-based and short-term, providing education, support and the opportunity to discuss and practice new parenting strategies to reduce stress and improve parent-child/youth relationships.
Multisystemic Therapy Program (MST)
The MST Program is an intensive, short-term intervention (3-5 months) which involves the whole family. It is a home-based, family-focused treatment which aims to reduce antisocial behaviour and improve family functioning, peer relations, and school performance of youth aged 12-17. Sessions are goal-focused, strength-based, and occur 2+ times a week in the youth’s natural environment.
Parent Adolescent Counselling Program
PAC-P is a home-based, short-term intervention 4-6 months, which aims to decrease family conflict and improve family functioning, peer relations, and school performance. Sessions with youth aged 12-17 and their parents/caregivers are goal-focused, strength-based, and occur once a week in the family home, community or youth’s natural environment.
Recognizing Individual Success and Excellence (RISE)
The RISE Program is a school-based, multifaceted program which addresses the needs of children aged 6-9 who are displaying signs of anti-social behaviour in the classroom, home and community. The program is approximately 4 months in duration and has components which promote and encourage positive behaviour.
This program provides access to a single session of counselling for children and youth aged 0-17 and/or their parents/caregivers. It is a collaboration between AYSP, Peel Children’s Centre (PCC) and Rapport Youth and Family Services and is run one day a week out of each agency. AYSP: Tuesday, PCC: Wednesday, Rapport: Thursday. Hours of service are 9am-8pm, no appointment needed. Individual and family counselling for youth aged 0-17.
Working Together with Families (WTWF 0-6)
The WTWF, 0-6 Program is an intensive, home based, family-focused intervention for families and children aged 0-6. It is based on a family preservation service delivery model. Counsellors work together with parents/caregivers to strengthen the parent/child relationship and increase parenting skills and their support systems.