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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            E-mail (General): CSSDInfo@gov.nl.ca

Fax: (709) 729-4420           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 to 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-Harm Behaviors
    • Grief and Loss
    • Addiction/ Substance Abuse
    • Anger Management
    • Sexuality

 

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