Valoris provides quality mental health services to allow children and youth 0 to 17 years of age to better integrate their community. We support a comprehensive intervention approach involving family members in order to promote positive outcomes.
Our qualified staff will support you at every step using validated approaches and tools such as the interRAI ChYMH and FIT measuring tools. Participation is voluntary. During the first meeting, you must give your consent for services; this consent may be withdrawn at any time. Rest assured that our services are confidential.
How to access our services?
Our Mental Health Services
At the initial meeting, we will discuss the strengths and needs of the child or youth to establish a plan for the best possible care. Services offered at Valoris are:
Communities That Care (CTC) is a preventative program that aims to reduce risk factors among youth in Prescott-Russell. This evidence-based program offers various peer to peer prevention groups in schools.
Offered on a voluntary basis, brief services help meet specific needs in one to six sessions. This approach, based on the strengths of the child, youth and family, helps the young person commit and believe in the potential for change and it also helps to implement changes to get better results. The short-term approach focuses on the current needs of the child, youth and family while guiding them towards solutions specifically tailored to their needs. An intervention report is given to the youth or the family, according to their wishes.
Counselling services are offered in situations requiring a more complex response that is longer than brief services. The main focus is to reduce the severity or correct the presenting issue whether it’s social, emotional or behavioural, based on an assessment of risks, needs and strengths of the child, youth and family.
Counselling services can be delivered using different modalities such as individual, group, family or play based counselling sessions. Various approaches can be used when counselling such as cognitive behavioural approach, dialectical behaviour approach, solution-focused approach, approaches to traumatic situation and ones based on comprehensive services, including the family and the youth’s support network.
This service can also provide the following:
- Service coordination (coordinate multiple services for the youth and child);
- Case management;
- Case planning;
- Organising multidisciplinary meetings to ensure all the services are provided to youth/child according to his/her needs.
As needed, therapeutic groups on various topics, including anxiety and managing emotions are also offered to children and youth in various settings (school, sports, etc.).
Family/Caregiver Skill Building and Support
Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) helps parents support their children during the normal developmental stages of life. The Triple P program provides simple tricks and strategies to respond to day-to-day situations that all parents are presented with when raising a child. Positive parenting strategies are very simple and can be used by all parents to favour a positive relationship and improve the family dynamic. Different levels of services are available according to the presenting need.
Specialized Consultations and Assessments
This service includes clinical consultations and diagnostic testing. These consultations differ from the standard admission because of the specialization and skills needed to deliver the service and are offered only as part of a treatment plan.
The sociomedical team provides advice and reviews the complex medical needs of children and adults receiving services at Valoris. Intervention plans are developed to meet the physical, mental and developmental needs of individuals, as well as to facilitate the process of referrals to community partners or external services (psychologist, psychiatrist, pharmacist, nurse, doctor).
Crisis Support Services
Crisis Support Services are immediate and time-limited. They are a response to a looming mental health crisis or emergency situation that exposes a child, youth or close family members to serious risk. These services are designed to:
- Stabilize the situation and defuse the risk;
- Reduce the severity of symptoms;
- Help the youth and the family to adapt;
- Mobilize support;
- Assure the transition to less intensive treatment or other services (e.g. addiction, hospitalization);
- Enhance awareness and understanding of the problem.
The Applied Mobile Intervention Support Team (AMIS) provides services during crises, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. These services include:
- Assessment of suicide risk, suicidal behaviour and suicidal ideation;
- Group interventions following trauma related to suicide (offered in schools in the region);
- Intervention for behavioural crisis;
- Recommendations related to suicidal distress and behavioural crises.
Intensive Treatment Services
Intensive Treatment Services are for children and youth with significant mental health disorders (difficulty functioning in many areas of their life). The need for intensive treatment is usually revealed during the assessment. These services can be offered for a set period, one-time or for life, as needed. They help the young person operate adequately at home, at school and in the community.
In partnership with le Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l’Est ontarien, the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario and the Upper Canada District School Board, Valoris has developed specialized curricula to meet specific needs in some schools in the Prescott-Russell area. Community workers and Community integration counsellors are assigned to schools to conduct programs.