|Record #: NIA3402||Last Modified: 31 Jan 2020||Last Full Update: 01 Aug 2018|
|Office Phone||905-688-6850 ; Referrals Contact Niagara 905-684-3407|
|Crisis Phone||Toll free 1-800-263-4944|
|Areas Served||Niagara Region|
|Located In Community||St Catharines|
|Address & Map||
1338 Fourth Ave
St Catharines, ON L2S 0G1
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|Intersection||Fourth Ave and Third St Louth|
|Service and Access Details|
|Description (Service)||A specialized treatment service for the following: inappropriate sexualized behaviours; youth who have been charged with a sexual offence; counselling for children and youth who have been sexually abused; and fire-setting.
Fire Involved Program is the mental health portion of The Arson Prevention Program for Children (TAPP-C) as developed by the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health in Toronto. This program has been highly successful in preventing further incidents in young people with fire-setting behaviours. The program is available for children and youth prior to their 18th birthday. Fire-setting behaviours need to be treated very seriously as these behaviours can lead to severe property damage, injury, and even death. The Fire Involve Program primarily addresses these behaviours but also looks at other co-existing concerns as well.
Sexual Treatment Outpatient Program (STOP) provides offence and behaviour specific treatment for adolescents 12-17 years who sexually abuse. The treatment of children/adolescents who have been sexually abused is done following an assessment which identifies cognitive ability and appreciation for how the trauma has impacted on the individual. Treatment utilizes internationally recognized protocols and interventions.
All programs provided by High Risk Services are supported by psychiatric, psychological, and paediatric assessment and consultations to staff.
|Hours||Administration Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Crisis Services Mon-Sun 24 hours|
|Eligibility||Children 18 years and younger and their families|
|Application||All referrals for children under 12 are made through Contact Niagara at 905-684-3407 or 1-800-933-3617. For children and adolescents over 12 years of age, referrals come from parents, physicians, school personnel, probation officers and therapists.|
|Fees||None - No costs for children up to 12 years|
|Physical Access||Fully Accessible|
|Legal Status||(50) Non Profit|
|Funding||Provincial - Ministry of Children and Youth Services|
|Service Categories||Child Sexual Abuse Counselling ; Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Programs ; Sex Offender Counselling ~ Child/Adolescent Sex Offenders|