YCFC gathers information for prospective residents via our intake referral package. Our clinical team reviews child and family service agency reports as well as psychological, educational, and medical assessments to determine the youth`s suitability for residency at YCFC.
once a youth takes up residency, an assigned prime worker and clinician will help him get the lay of the land. The prime worker will guide the youth in adapting to the routine and structure that will help them thrive. The youth’s care team will help create a client-centred treatment plan.
thru assessment-informed intervention, YCFC clinical staff will guide the youth in developing: Resilience, Accountability, and self-Discipline (RAD).
topics include: developing lifelong skills, mental wellness, consent, boundaries, laws, sexual attitudes, sexual media. All are taught in individual and group structured psychotherapy sessions.
YCFC’s treatment plan follows the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers best practices guidelines. Every 6 months, a strengths-based risk assessment is performed.
This assessment is intended to assist with planning interventions that can help individuals to enhance their capacity for sexual and relationship health and, thus, eliminate sexual recidivism. Where appropriate, treatment includes offence-specific processing and counselling, victim awareness and empathy, prevention, and safety planning.
the road ahead
the YCFC Path prepares youth to have healthy relationships in life. In collaboration across the youth's care team, YCFC will develop an aftercare plan called the YCFC Guidebook to assist the youth in being successful in the post-treatment world.
This guidebook will include a safety plan to help youth manage obstacles on their journey. When appropriate, YCFC may follow up with the former resident and 'check in' to see how they are applying the new skills that they have learned.