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Coordinated Referral

Seps to Success is a day treatment program based in a community school.  It wasestablished to respond to the mental health and education needs of children between the ages of 4 and 13 with complex emotional and behavioural problems.  The severity of these presenting problems is such that the child's needs cannot be met with their community school board.  Likewise, the severity and pervasiveness of the child's mental health is such that the child's needs cannot be met through community and/or psychiatric out-patient services.  In addition to a low pupil:teacher ratio children in the program receive services from a range of other professionals that include Psychiatry, Social Work, Speech and Language, OT and Psychology.  Transition Support is provided.

   Kindergarten     16 spaces     3.8 to  6 years. 

     Elementary        56 spaces     6    to 12 years

     Intermediate       8 spaces      12 to 13 years

Referrals to Steps to Success are initiated through Coordinated Referral

Back on Track is located in a community high school.  This half-day program focuses on the rehabilitation of students with severe social anxiety.  While academic programs are based on the Ministry of Education curriculum, the treatment of the program emphasizes emotional and social learning.  Services include psychiatry, social work and psychology.

The morning and afternoon programs have 8 spaces each for youth 13 to 18 years of age.  Referrals to Back-on-Track are initiated through Coordinated Referral.

Hospital Program

Teachers from M.F. McHugh Education Centre work with students from Kindergarten to grade 12 on both medical and mental health wards.  Children on the medical wards are admitted for a variety of severe illnesses.  On the mental health wards children are admitted as a result of significant emotional/psychiatric crisis.  In both cases the educational component assures the greatest possible chance of successful reintegration of the child into the community school upon discharge. There is also a program for youth with eating disorders.


Last Updated: 2008-10-16