Ontario. Ministry of Children and Youth Services

Child and Parent Resource Institute (CPRI)

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Record #: NIA0771 Last Modified: 16 Oct 2014 Last Full Update: 12 Sep 2013
Description & Services
DescriptionA provincially operated regional resource centre providing specialized (tertiary) diagnostic assessment, consultation, education, research and short term treatment services of children and youth with complex emotional and behavioural disorders who require a clinical, highly specialized interdisciplinary approach. 
VOCPRI Family Resource Centre Library: Information centre with books, videos, internet access, information packages, and other resource materials covering such subject areas as children and youth mental health and development disability concerns and issues, parenting, support groups, etc. Materials available for loan. 
CLINICAL SERVICES: CPRI accepts referrals for assessment, consultation and treatment for children and youth (and families) with complex mental health or developmental challenges. We serve children on a residential and community basis. Clinical services at CPRI also include the following programs and clinics for children and youth, their families and caregivers: 
Attachment Consultation and Education Service (ACES)- Consultation, assessment, treatment and education for children and youth (birth - 18 years) with a focus on disturbance of attachment, attachment disorders, or a history of traumatic and/or disruptive life events. The child and youth also experience difficulty in relationships, behaviours, and emotions requiring extensive management to the child/youth home/living environment.  
Autism Spectrum Disorders - Assessment, treatment, consultation, education and support for children and youth up to the age of 18 with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, their families, caregivers and the community. 
ASD2 Clinic (Autism Spectrum Disorders) - A new, province wide service offered by CPRI. This enhanced program will provide service for children and youth across the ASD spectrum who are presenting with high levels of challenging behaviour in all settings, including home, school and the community. The program will target children and youth who have not demonstrated significant behavioural improvements despite services provided in their local communities and who continue to be at risk. 
Mood Disorders Clinic: Consultation, assessment, treatment and education services for children and youth (6 - 18 years) who are referred by a physician and who are suspected of having early onset mood disorders.  
Brake Shop: Specialized assessment, treatment, consultation and community education for children and youth (6 to 18 years) with severe behavioural concerns or intermittent Explosive Disorder, with a diagnosed or suspected tic disorder. 
Dual Diagnosis: Assessment, consultation and treatment on a community and residential services basis for children and youth (2 - 18 years) with a developmental disability and psychiatric or behavioural disorder. 
IDEAS Clinic - The IDEAS team accepts referrals for children and youth aged 2 to 18 who have been diagnosed, or are strongly suspected to have, a developmental disability and one or more of the following diagnosed or suspected disorders as a primary presenting problem: Anxiety Disorders (e.g. Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Separation Anxiety Disorder, Social or Specific Phobia) or Mood Disorders (e.g. Major Depressive Disorder, Dysthymic Disorder)  
Home Visiting Program for Infants: Early intervention program (for the counties of Middlesex, Oxford, Elgin, Perth, and Huron only) for infants (up to 5 years) and their families who are at risk of or have developmental or physical disabilities. 
Health Nurses: Provide nursing assessment and interventions through a consultative model, to children and youth with complex mental health and medical and developmental challenges. 
Homeshare: Specialized placement program in which children and youth who have a developmental disability, medical fragility/technological dependence and/or dual diagnosis, are placed with families on a full-time and long-term basis in London and surrounding counties.  
Selective Mutism: For children and youth (3 to 18 years) who have restricted speech in one or more settings for at least two months and have demonstrated capacity for speech and intellectual ability above IQ 55. 
Sexual Behaviours: Comprehensive assessment and consultation for children and youth (age 6-18) exhibiting concerning sexual behaviours (can include trauma assessment and sexuality education). 
Urgent Response Intervention (URI): Short term, urgent admissions of clients in the CPRI catchment area. 
Residential Services: Interdisciplinary residential assessment and treatment based on the individualized needs and identified goals of children or youth with complex multiple needs. The average length of stay is 2 to 12 weeks for all residential units. All units except Pratten One accommodate children and youth with externalizing and aggressive behaviours.  
Age ranges for each unit are a general guideline.  
Pratten 2 South – 8 spaces for females ages 10 – 18 
Unit 4 – 12 spaces for males ages 13 – 18 
Unit 5 – 10 spaces for males/females ages 6 – 12 
Unit 6 – 9 spaces for males/females ages 6 – 13 with a developmental disability 
Thameswood – 8 spaces for males/females ages 13 – 18 with a developmental disability 
Pratten – 12 bed short-term (average length of stay from a few days to two weeks) residential unit for males/females ages 0 – 18 with a variety of complex medical (including technologically dependent clients) and developmental needs. Services include palliative care and “step down” services from acute hospital admissions. This space is like a hospital ward with specialized medical equipment, access to oxygen, etc. 
Applied Research and Education: The goal of this program is to initiate, cultivate, undertake and disseminate research that enhances understanding and work towards ensuring programs at CPRI are evidence-based, effective and efficient. Student placements for all disciplines are available. Extensive community and professional education workshops are offered. 
Volunteer Organization of CPRI (VOCPRI) is the registered charitable organization (Lic# 89249 7249 RR0001) which raises funds for the special needs of the children of CPRI.
HoursMon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
DatesAll year
Areas ServedBrant County ; Bruce County ; Chatham-Kent ; Elgin County ; Essex County ; Grey County ; Haldimand County ; Hamilton Township ; Huron County ; Lambton County ; Middlesex County ; Niagara Region ; Norfolk County ; Oxford County ; Perth County ; Waterloo Region ; Wellington County
EligibilityAges: 18 year(s) and under
ApplicationReferrals from any source accepted; residential service placement is formalized through the Single Point Access Mechanism.
LanguagesEnglish ; Translation and interpretation available upon request.
Contact Information
Office Phone519-858-2774
Toll Free Phone1-877-494-2774
TDD Phone519-858-0257
FaxClinical Records 519-858-3913
Primary ContactGillian Kriter, Librarian; Phone: 519-858-2774 ext 2251; Email: gillian.kriter@ontario.ca
Volunteer CoordinatorTany Kelly, Volunteer Coordinator; Phone: 519-858-2774 ext 2074
Primary ExecutiveAnne Stark, Administrator; Phone: 519-858-2774 ext 2010; Email: anne.stark@ontario.ca
Located In CommunityLondon
Address & Map
600 Sanatorium Rd
London, ON N6H 3W7
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IntersectionSanatorium Rd and Oxford St W
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Other Details
Service Level(50) Non Profit