Who Are We?
Youth Centre for Change is a residential treatment facility located in London, Ontario, for youth between 12-18 years old, who have demonstrated sexually intrusive behaviours and/or have sexual offences.
In accordance with the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) best practices guidelines, YCFC offers sexual and mental health programming in a trauma informed and strengths-based format. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is the primary approach, while integrating additional evidence-based and skills-oriented therapies.
Each youth will engage in a process of developing an individualized, structured, and adaptable clinical path for their therapeutic work while at YCFC. The collaborative intervention plan is created based on each youth’s Risk-Need Responsivity Principles. These principles include developmental and cognitive abilities, diversity, protective factors, mental health issues, presenting problem(s), and individual risk factors which maximize the likelihood of success in treatment.
Youth are encouraged to participate in both individual clinical sessions and group therapy for a variety of topics include consent, boundaries, healthy relationships, life skills, emotion regulation, social skills, sexual health, sexual fantasies and the media, victim empathy, and offence prevention planning.