Child and Youth Mental Health Outreach Program (CYMHO)
The Child and Youth Mental Health Outreach Program provides hands-on intensive treatment and support to children/youth and their families suffering significant distress due to the young person’s mental health issues. This service is an extension of the services provided by the CYMH clinician and is a collaborative effort of services and resources to maximize the benefits to the families served. There is a broad range of treatment options available depending on the issues and needs presented by the child and their family. Referrals are made through the Child and Youth Mental Health Team. Please call 250-832-1719 (Salmon Arm MCFD office).
The Outreach Worker will use a broad range of approaches to design and implement a treatment plan based on the intentions, beliefs, values, abilities, needs, and preferences of each individual family. The approach is focused on the individual, parents, family, the broader social context of school, peers and community activities or any combination as required.
Reduce the risk and enhance the resiliency of each child/youth to minimize the influence and manage the symptoms of their mental health issue.
Develop the capacity of the family to address the special needs of each child/youth on an ongoing basis. Strengthen the natural and community supports available to the family.
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