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
P.O. Box 8700
St. John’s, NL A1B 4J6

Tel:  (709) 729-0760 Email: CSSDInfo@gov.nl.ca
Fax: (709) 729-6382 Website: http://www.cssd.gov.nl.ca/

Mandate:

Provides supportive, residential, financial, educational and rehabilitative services to youth 16 years of age and older who are (or are at risk of) being maltreated by their parent(s).

Target Population:

Youth 16-18 years old.

Highlight of Programs / Services Offered:

Residential Services: Residential support and financial services are available to young people 16-18 who are or at risk of being maltreated by their parents. An assessment is completed by a social worker to determine eligibility. Services include:

  • Support with housing and school
  • Individual or family counselling
  • Connection to other services
  • Transition to other services due to age limitations

Supportive/Non-residential Services:Support services for youth which enable them to remain at home.

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 areas 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
  • Sexuality