Youthdale Treatment Centres

Youthdale is a non-profit, charitable community agency. The agency meets the complex needs of children, youth and young adults up to age 24, as well as their families, with a team of highly skilled and dedicated psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, child and youth workers, as well as other allied social service and health work related professionals.


Common Clinical Presentations:

  • Disruptive and conduct disorders
  • Complex mood and anxiety disorders
  • Complex psychopharmacology cases
  • Parent-child difficulties
  • Developmental trauma and substance use

Treatment Settings:

  • Crisis support team – bringing crisis intervention to family or group home, school or hospital
  • Inpatient units – interprofessional team of child and adolescent psychiatrists, registered nurses, psychiatric crisis workers, and educational specialists; specialty consultations with speech-language pathology or occupational therapists may be arranged as required
  • Acute Support Unit for Emergency and Secure Treatment Admissions (Admissions by Judicial Order under the CYFSA) for individuals under the age of 18
  • Transitional Psychiatric Unit; A voluntary, assessment / treatment program for youth typically aged 12 to 18 for admissions of 4 to 6 weeks duration
  • Transitional Age Unit – A voluntary inpatient unit for individuals aged 18 to 24 years.
  • Outpatient and consultative services – multiple day treatment programs serving the needs of youth from age 12 through to the completion of high school

Treatment Modalities:

  • Outpatient psychiatric assessment and medication management
  • CBT for mood and anxiety
  • IPT
  • DBT-informed individual and group DBT skills
  • Family therapy
  • Trauma assessment and treatment

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