Adolescents admitted to the Frontenac Residential Program are profiled at RAP-CC (Residential Admission Process Collaborative Committee) and prioritized for date of admission based on complexity/urgency of referral.
The residence is licensed for seven beds and staffing of the residential program is provided twenty four hours a day seven days a week.
Our Frontenac Residence Goals:
- To help the adolescent understand and change his/her behavior in an effort to develop better interpersonal living skills.
- To teach the adolescent more effective coping skills.
- To assist the family in shifting family dynamics to facilitate a healthy change in their adolescent.
- To return the adolescent to the family or to other suitable living arrangement.
- To alleviate any overt psychiatric/emotional/behavioural symptoms which would prevent the adolescent from living at home or in the community.
The 10 bed Residential program in Whitby provides short-term assessment and treatment to adolescents in the East Region. Referrals in Durham come through Central Intake and must be connected (by self referral) to Durham Case Coordination Services. All out of area referrals are made through that region’s local Intensive Coordination Services. Priority for placements is determined by Frontenac Youth Services based on need and crisis potential at the time of referral, and are reviewed monthly at RAP-CC.
Children/adolescents admitted to this program are considered “Complex Care” (severe needs/problems in a minimum of two areas) and unable to manage within a family or community setting. It is presumed all available “in-home” and respite resources will have been tried and have not been successful.
Our Watersdown Residence Goals:
- Six month assessment placement for complex care youth to help determine long-term planning and any specialized needs
- Provide a setting where the youth can learn to solve problems and develop self-care skills
- Provide youth with opportunities to develop social skills and to become more independent and self-sufficient