Youth Services, Dept. of Children, Seniors and Social Development, Gov. of NL

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Youth Services Site
12-16 Carter’s Hill Pl
PO Box 8700
St. John’s, NL
A1B 4J6

Tel:  (709) 729-4412
Fax:  (709) 729-4420

Website: http://www.gov.nl.ca/cyfs/

Mandate:

To assist young people in a successful transition into adulthood. The focus of this program is the health, safety and well-being of youth and their families

Target Population:

16 to 18 years old in terms of residential services; 12 to 18 years old for Adolescent Mental Health Counselling

Highlight of Programs / Services Offered:

  • Residential Services – residential support and financial services are available for young people 16-18 who are unable to reside at home due to abuse or because their parents(s) are unwilling or unable to care for them. An assessment is completed by a social worker to determine eligibility. Services include: help finding and paying for a place to live; support to make it easier to live with family; help to make it easier to stay in school; individual or family counselling; connection to other services; transition to other services due to age limitations.
  • Supportive / Non-residential Services prevention and support services to youth and their families aimed at healthy development around issues such as risk of maltreatment, mental health and/or addictions.
  • Adolescent Mental Health Counselling individual, group and family counseling is provided to youth 12-18, referred exclusively by Children, Seniors and Social Development as well as Corrections. A variety of therapeutic approaches are used to assist with the challenges of adolescence. Problem ares include abut are not limited to: parent/child conflicts; peer group decision making; eating disorders; depression; self-harming behaviors, grief and loss; addiction/substance abuse; anger management; and sexuality.