Residential Services

Residential ServicesSometimes it's not possible for children and youth with special needs to live at home. Residential settings include group homes, foster homes, provincially operated facilities and youth justice open and secure custody/detention facilities. Children and youth may be placed in residential settings by parents, children's aid societies, community access mechanisms or in the case of youth justice, ordered through the courts. The children and youth come from a variety of backgrounds and may have a multitude of needs. Residential settings provide a range of services from basic accommodation, care and supervision in a family home setting to specialized programs in treatment settings for children and youth with complex special needs or who are medically fragile.

Here are some examples of the types of services provided in some residential settings:

  • counselling
  • behavioural intervention
  • crisis support
  • family support and training
  • medical, psychiatric and psychological consultation and treatment
  • access to treatment classrooms
  • life skills, and prosocial skills.

Residential services are provided by a number of service providers who are licensed and/or funded by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services and the Ministry of Community and Social Services. Service providers must meet the requirements and regulations of the Child and Family Services Act.

Learn More

Publications
Improving Child and Youth Residential Services in Ontario - An Action Plan
Improving Child and Youth Residential Services in Ontario Printable PDF
Achieving Cultural Competence - A Diversity Tool Kit for Residential Care Settings
Achieving Cultural Competence Printable PDF
Healthy Eating Matters - Food and Nutrition Tool Kit for Residential Care Settings
Healthy Eating Matters Printable PDF

See also:
The summary report (PDF) on the findings of the Expert Panel on the Standards of Care for the Administration of Psychotropic Medications to Children and Youth Living in Licensed Residential Settings is now available.

The panel included leading health and social service professionals with expertise in psychotropic drugs and residential services.

 

News

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Avalanche
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 09:51
The South Morrisey Fire Department recently released its annual Avalanche reminder to residents and backcountry enthusiasts.  “As winter approaches, so does our risk for avalanche,” states South Morrisey Fire Chief, Chris Chasm.  Chasm cautions that in the South Morrisey Mountains, the avalanche season begins in November and continues until early summer, while in the high...
Toy drive
Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 14:50
Jennifer Smith was saddened watching other children leave the hospital, wondering if she would ever go home. That’s when a special hospital worker stepped in with an encouraging word and a new toy to cheer the girl. “These people put a smile on her face and sometimes that’s what a kid needs to get better,” said her mother, Angela Smith. When Jennifer, 7, was in...
Office closed
Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 14:34
Offices of the City of South Morrisey will be closed on Friday, November 11 for Rememberance Day.  Offices will reopen at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, November 14, 2011.   
Winds
Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 14:15
Tips for Dealing with High Winds and Severe Rainfall When high winds and significant amounts of rainfall are expected, Emergency Management advises the public to follow these safety tips. Before the Storm Listen to your local radio station for the most up-to-date storm information. Store or tie down all outdoor furniture, garbage cants, lawn ornaments or anything else that might...
Tree trimming
Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 14:13
Tree Trimming at Elizabeth Glen Please be advised that, weather permitting,  South Hydro will be trimming back trees in the vicinity of Elizabeth Glen in the next few days.  This is part of a maintenance program to protect the major power lines running north and south through the park.  As part of the work program, SH will be removing three trees from their own property next to...
Budget
Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 14:09
The City of South Morrisey opportunity to comment of the proposed budget. This budget will raise more total property taxes than last year's budget by $27,742.45 (1.57%) and, of that amount $47,312.96 is tax revenue to be raised from new property added to the tax roll this year.
Sidewalk
Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 14:04
  Plans for Week of November 6-9:  Complete the pouring between Pedler and Bacon Street that was delayed by last week's rain.  Construct  forms between Bacon Street and old Post Office.  Concrete may be laid if time and weather permit. To July 4th:  Sidewalks laid from First to Pedler.  Finish up at corners still remains.  Project is about 5% complete...
Water
Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 13:56
The City of South Morrisey is moving forward with the installation of water meters in your area. The program is already in place for all businesses and multi-family properties serviced by the City of South Morrisey and we are now installing meters in all residential homes. Marine Technology Group Canada Ltd. has been contracted to supply and conduct the installation in your home. In the next...
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Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 13:49
  Recycling Pick Up Please be advised that regular pick up for recycling for the East side of Town falls on the Friday Nov 11 Holiday and will be re-scheduled for Monday Nov 14, for this week only.  Public Works Department 250-952-4132

Blogs

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 11:17
The Latest technology buzzword is Mobility, and devices continue to get smaller and lighter, while being able to do a lot more for you on the go. Every week more devices flood the market and others disappear. People regularly ask me if they can replace their computer by buying a tablet device such as the iPad, while others wonder why anyone would want a 10 Inch device that does little more than a...
Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 11:15
By Mayor Joe Carchio South Morrisey has been successful in its drive to eliminating energy waste. Thanks to the financial incentives from the city's partnership with SCE and So Cal Gas, city staff have successfully reduced energy consumption through Monitoring Based Commissioning (MBCx), PC network energy software and LED streetlight retrofits. These projects have saved over 2,000,000 KWh...
Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 11:14
It doesn’t matter if you follow the latest IT trends or not - regardless of your technology awareness, you have probably heard about Cloud Computing. You may even have read our blog post from last December: iCompass Explores the Cloud. One of the questions people often ask me is "What is the Cloud?"; however, as soon as I start to explain in my usual over-technical way,...
Monday, October 31, 2011 - 17:19
The pressures driving adoption of improved records management capabilities for public organizations - especially local government - are abound and growing.  Open and instant access to information provided by the Internet has dramatically reset public expectations of timeliness and accessibility to public information – it needs to be immediate and complete. The amount...
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