Residential Care as a whole can be many things, in many different countries but, in general, refers to long or short-term care for adults or children with disabilities, mental health problems, or learning difficulties. Some of the programs offered at residential care centres for children with mental health problems are: Anger management Assessments; Behaviour Management; Crisis Intervention; Day Treatment; Family Counselling; Group Therapy; Individual Therapy; Life Skills; Training Outreach; Parent Support and Training; Problem-solving Skills; Referral Services; Residential Care Service Coordination; and Social Skills Groups.
For families residing in Hamilton, Ontario, INFORM HAMILTON (www.Inform.Hamilton.ca) describes Lynwood Charlton Residential Care Centre as… a children’s mental health centre. It offers services to emotionally and behaviourally disturbed male and female children between 0 and 18 years of age, and their families, who reside in the greater Hamilton area. Services include residential and non-residential components as described below:
- Day Treatment School Program
Emphasis is placed on reintegration of children to their community school settings. Children may be served in either the on-site classrooms or through the outreach team working with children in their home schools. Access to the program is through a Board of Education referral.
- Flamborough Residential Program
831 Collison Rd, Flamborough, L9H 5E2
Phone: 905-627-8475; Fax: 905-627-8482
10 bed residential program for male youths aged 12 – 18 in the care of the Child Welfare Societies of Hamilton. The program is staffed by child and youth workers, a part-time social worker and a consulting psychiatrist.
- Intensive Child and Family Services Program
A home-based service that is provided to children, 0 to 18 years of age, with emotional and behavioural difficulties and their families in their own homes, communities and schools. The program is staffed by trained child and youth workers and a consulting psychiatrist. For referrals call: CONTACT Hamilton at 906-570-8888.
- Lynwood/Charlton Residential Program
Upper Paradise, Hamilton, Ontario location. A structured live-in treatment milieu for 16 children aged 6-13. The program is staffed by trained child and youth workers, social workers and a consulting psychiatrist. 905-389-1361. For referrals call: CONTACT Hamilton at 905-570-8888.
- Forest Avenue Residence
For youth with dual diagnosis, age 10-18 years of age. The program objective is to assist with the development of and support the capacity for youth to reside within their own family homes. For referrals call: CONTACT Hamilton at 905-570-8888.
- Treatment-Foster Care Program
A service available to children in the care of the Brant CAS and Hamilton CCAS who would benefit from a placement in a treatment foster home. The service is staffed by foster parents supported by child and youth workers, social workers and a consulting psychiatrist.