OUTREACH (Mental Health Services 0-6) is a program, which is offered to provide early intervention to children, 6 years and under, who have existing or emerging mental health problems. The program builds on a family's strengths by enhancing parental skills, offering counselling to children and connecting families with community supports.
The OUTREACH program consists of three components:
In Home Intervention Program - a service worker will work with you and your family for up to 14 weeks to provide an assessment and review the types of interventions that would benefit your child and your family. Goals are set which build on the strength of the child, the family and other community supports. Parental participation and time commitment are integral to the success of the In Home Intervention.
Crisis Response Services - provided to children up to age 7 and their families on a 24/7 basis by calling the toll free Crisis Line (1-866-327-3224). This service can be accessed by the child or family at any time that they deem a crisis is occurring.
Community Consultation Service - in this program, information and education is given to service providers, early childhood educators and teachers regarding children 6 years and under, who may be at risk of developing mental health difficulties. This service is flexible in nature and may take the form of direct consultation with service providers, membership on related community teams/committees, or public speaking/presentations about early childhood issues and parenting.
Am I Eligible?
The OUTREACH Program is available to children, 0-6 years of age, who are "at risk" of developing more severe mental health difficulties, if no intervention is provided.
Some situations where the program may be helpful include:
There is no fee for the OUTREACH Program.
How do I find out more about this program?
For more information on this program, call REACH and ask for Contact.