Key Assets NL – Residential Child Care

Office Address: 21 Adams Avenue, St. John’s, NL, A1Z 4Z1.

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2336, St. John’s, NL A1C 6E1

Tel: (709) 579-1624         
Fax: (709) 579-2477       


To provide quality care in a therapeutic setting. Also, to make a positive and lasting difference to the lives of children and youth.

Target Population:

Key Assets NL will strive to develop and offer a range of creative services for children, youth and families, working in partnership with statutory bodies, to meet their specific needs and deliver positive outcomes.

Highlights of Programs/Services Offered:

Family Based Care: In Family-based Care, the goal is to provide a model of care that enables young people to safely and successfully settle into a stable family environment, as well as preventing children who have experienced multiple placement breakdowns from experiencing another placement failure.

  • An enhanced multi-disciplinary support package of intervention will be provided.
  • The support will be therapeutically led and include a range of social work, education, child and youth care and practical support as appropriate.

Residential Child Care: In order to deliver a truly therapeutic environment for the young people in residential child care, a comprehensive, multi-faceted approach is required. In order to provide quality care, Key Assets:

  • Provides a safe environment through structure, routine and predictability.
  • Use activities and daily life events to bring about positive change.
  • Develop positive relationships and a sense of belonging.
  • Encourage family support and offer academic support.

Consultation and Training: Key Assets offers a wide range of training and consultation services to parents, professionals and agencies involved with the provision of services for children, youth and families. Training Topics include:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
  • Understanding and Dealing with Challenging Behaviours
  • Liaison Services
  • Parenting Skills
  • Myers-Briggs Personality Type
  • The Therapeutic Use of Daily Life Events (DLE)
  • Vicarious Trauma
  • Self-Care
  • Boundaries