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Forming Strong Family Bonds

The bedrock of a vibrant community is healthy, happy individuals and strong, cohesive families. However, there are many positive factors that are required to ensure individuals and families become and remain strong contributors to the growth of their community.

Building Healthy Families - Peel CAS

In partnership with the Peel Children’s Aid Society, The Building Healthy Families – Peel CAS program delivers culturally-appropriate counselling to those who struggle with many intersectional challenges as parents. The goal of this program is to improve outcomes for child welfare clients, with emphasis on parenting, safety, family stability, permanency, conflict resolution, and well-being. The program:

  • Provides safe and confidential individual counselling services

  • Offers compassionate, respectful and non-judgemental services from qualified staff

  • Helps clients develop and practice effective and positive parenting skills

  • Helps families stay together as they are counselled through difficult situations

Clients are referred to us through this program by Peel Children’s Aid Society

The Akoma Wraparound Project – Peel CAS

This project, a partnership with Peel Children’s Aid Society, Free For All Foundation and the Black Community Action Network, aims to provide wraparound services to youth and their families involved with Peel CAS that would enable them to develop needed community support. The program:

  • Pairs the youth with a wraparound worker who collaborates with the family, Peel CAS and other community agencies, to foster an environment of understanding

  • Provides clients with culturally-sensitive and appropriate counselling; and techniques to help them practice effective and positive-influencing skills

  • Allows families to receive services that are better suited to their particular situation from providers who understand the unique challenges faced by Black communities

Building Healthy Families – Halton CAS

The Building Healthy Families – Halton CAS program aims to reduce the disproportionality and disparities of Black youth involved with the Halton Children’s Aid Society. Black youth in care at Halton CAS is more than 10 times that of the Black population in Halton Region. The program

  • Objective is to reduce the disproportionate number of Black youth in care through one-on-one and group counselling of youth and their families

  • Collaborates with the school boards and other community agencies on preventative activities that would divert calls to the Halton CAS to our program

  • Reduce the disproportionate number of Black youth in care through one-on-one and group counselling of youth and their families

  • Provides clients with culturally-sensitive and appropriate counselling and techniques to help them cope with the situations that cause them to be involved with CAS

Mental Wellness Program

We provide deep clinical intervention with parents/guardians and other caregivers to help youth develop healthy minds and a strong will to be successful. In this program we work with youth, 13 years and over, and their families who are experiencing one or more of the following:

  • Anxiety, stress, depression, indecision, fear, suicidal tendencies, lack of confidence

  • Dilemma about future career path, guilt, self-doubt, constantly overwhelmed, angry

  • Poor self-esteem, lack of motivation, poor time management skills

  • Relationship issues, family conflicts, indulging in self-harm

  • We also offer experiential group counselling for youth and/or parents
  • Sessions are delivered by a registered psychotherapist

Contact our Client Service Navigator at 905-455-6789 ext. 125 or email intake@rootscs.org to schedule an appointment or for more information.

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