At Vanier parents and caregivers are our partners. You know your child's needs and strengths. We work with you in planning and developing a treatment plan designed for your child.

A coordinated approach between parents and Vanier professionals achieves the best results!

How Vanier helps

Vanier provides a range of programs for children age 0-14 with mental health issues, and their families.

Programs include:

PhotoVoice Project - Vanier Children's Services is developing a photovoice project of our own with the objective of helping our most vulnerable children in learning how to express themselves through photography and words.

Crisis Intake Team (CIT) - Call 24/7 if your child 0-18 is in crisis or needs counseling. CIT links you to programs and services at Vanier, WAYS, Craigwood Youth Services and other community programs.

0-6 Early Years Program - For families with children 0-6 yrs. who need help with strengthening parent-child bonding, parenting strategies, understanding their child's behaviours, assistance with early socialization and developmental issues.

7-14 Community Mental Health & Francophone Services - Family counseling, groups, in-home supports and more for residents of London & Middlesex County. Access to services in Parkhill, Glencoe, Lucan and Strathroy. Francophone Intake and Focused Family therapy available.

Residential Treatment (7-13 yrs) - Short and longer term services available for residents of London-Middlesex, Elgin, Oxford, Huron-Perth, Sarnia-Lambton.

Respite Services - Do you and your child need a break from each other? We offer day and overnight services for children and youth in London and Middlesex.

Intensive Family Services - Short-term, intensive, in-home service for children and families in London-Middlesex.

HOPE (Helping Other Parents Excel) - HOPE is a parent-to-parent resource that offers trained mentors, Parent-Parent Help Line, One-One Supports, Parent Support Groups.

Focused Family Therapy Services - Vanier offers outpatient services, primarily family therapy, for children age 7-15 and their families who have concerns about their children's behaviours, emotional well being, self-concept, or ability to interact positively with peers and adults.

Service is provided by interns and students who are supervised by senior Vanier staff and by paid consultants from the community.

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