Day Treatment

Day Treatment Services

Some students just need a little extra help and the right learning environment. Kennedy House operates a co-ed day treatment classroom which is ideal for those who do not need residential placement but who are experiencing significant difficulties in a traditional school setting. The program objectives are to provide supportive classrooms, directed learning, & help set positive goals.

Students with a history of refusing to attend school, limited social skills, behavioural problems, or academic underachievement are candidates for our Day Treatment classroom.

They benefit from:

  • small class sizes;
  • individualized academic and life skills programming;
  • a safe environment in which to learn;
  • counselling;
  • incentive programs;
  • continuity of care, with oversight of implementation & delivery provided by a Kennedy House Social Worker;
  • care and treatment support by a Kennedy House Child and Youth Worker;
  • facilitation and academic delivery by an Ontario Ministry of Education & Board certified teacher; and
  • Ontario Ministry of Education approved curriculum.

Day Treatment addresses the academic, social and life skills needs of students 13-16, but at the same time takes an integrated approach to supporting the treatment plan for each student. Our goal is to re-integrate students into the regular school system.

Kennedy House treatment classrooms are located in community based schools and were originally intended to provide service to the youth who reside in one of our Group Homes. However, from time to time, we are able to offer “reverse integration” which allows students from the home-school to attend our program for part of the day. In turn, our own residents can also be partially integrated into the home-school to enhance their learning and social development.