Associated Youth Services of Peel

Family Programs

AYSP offers a number of office-based, home-based and virtual family counselling programs for children and youth, ages 0-17, and their caregivers, who are experiencing mental health challenges and/or behavioural concerns and are in need of support.


The Counselling Program provides individual and/or family counselling for children and youth ages 0-17 and their parents/caregivers. Sessions are office-based and/or virtual and length of service may be up to 6 months, as determined by client need.

Family Connections

The Family Connections program is an intensive, home-based and/or virtual program which provides support to families in times of crisis. It is a short-term intervention lasting approximately 8-10 weeks, for children and youth ages 0-17 and their parents/caregivers.

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 and/or virtual, family-focused treatment which aims to reduce antisocial behaviour and improve family functioning, peer relations, and school performance of youth ages 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 ages 12-17 and their parents/caregivers are goal-focused, strength-based, and typically occur once a week in the family home.

Recognizing Individual Success and Excellence (RISE)

The RISE program is a multi-faceted program which addresses the needs of children, ages 6-12, who are displaying signs of anti-social behaviour at school, at home and in the community. The program is home-based, approximately four months in duration, and offers individual counselling for the child, parent/caregiver support and school collaboration to encourage positive behaviour.

Triple P (Positive Parenting Program)

The Triple P Program, one of the most effective evidence-based parenting programs, gives parents/caregivers simple and practical strategies to help build strong, healthy relationships, confidently manage their children/youth’s behaviour and prevent problems from developing. This 10-12-week, home-based and virtual program is for parents/caregivers of youth ages 0-17. Triple P also offers groups for parent/caregivers of children ages 0-12 and teens.

Working Together with Families (WTWF 0-6)

The WTWF, 0-6 Program is home-based, family-focused counselling for families and children ages 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.

“Positive experience with a great outcome and has improved my mindset towards communicating.”
PAC-P Program Client