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Child and Youth Counselling & Therapy and Parenting Support

We are still here!

Although our Walk-In Clinic is closed you can still get quick access to mental health and parenting support by calling 24 hours a day / 7 days a week 519-941-1530 or book an appointment on-line. Please let us know in the “reason” box if we can leave a voice message on your phone if necessary.

Note: If this is a mental health crisis please call the number above.

Please click the green ‘Book Phone Appointment’ button below and follow the prompts. A trained Mental Health Professional will call you at the number you provide. Please note that this session is over the phone, not an in-person session.  This is a confidential service.

 

Mental Health Care for Professionals

Educational workers, Health Care Workers and support staff (including kitchen, admin, cleaning, and other staff) in Hospitals, Long-term Care, Retirement Homes, Group Homes, and Shelters.

Our community cares about you!

During this difficult time, we recognize your courage, sacrifice, and the many challenges that you or your family may be facing. We want you to know that we care and truly recognize the demands that you are, and have been, facing.

CMHA, DCAFS, DAFHT, FTP, SHIP, and Hospice Dufferin are collaborating to provide mental health therapists/counsellors – representing our Dufferin community – for you. We would like to help – even in a small way. If you need emotional support, encouragement, or just someone to talk to about your well-being or your concerns.

Please click the ‘Book Phone Appointment’ button and follow the prompts. A trained Mental Health Professional will call you at the number you provide. Please note that this session is over the phone, not an in-person session.  This is a confidential service.

You matter, and your well-being matters!

Caregiver’s Journey Workshop – FREE

Do you want to know what is going on behind your child’s behaviour?
Do you ever wonder about the best way to respond? Do you know who to reach out to for help, and what support is available? WE CAN HELP!

Dufferin Child and Family Services is a multi-service agency providing child & youth mental health, child protection and developmental support services.

DCAFS is offering a FREE workshop to support you on your caregiving journey, helping you work towards positive solutions for you and your child.

Caregiver’s Journey Workshop Dates

(It is one workshop, with various dates for you to choose from, please register for one date. A minimum of 2 participants must be registered for workshop to proceed.)

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 – Register Today!

6:30pm – 8:30pm  A Virtual Meeting – Once you have registered you will receive an email invite with a link to join the meeting.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 – Register Today!

9:30am – 11:30am A Virtual Meeting – Once you have registered you will receive an email invite with a link to join the meeting.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 – Register Today!

6:30pm – 8:30pm A Virtual Meeting – Once you have registered you will receive an email invite with a link to join the meeting.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 – Register Today!

9:30am – 11:30am A Virtual Meeting – Once you have registered you will receive an email invite with a link to join the meeting.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 – Register Today!

6:30pm – 8:30pm A Virtual Meeting – Once you have registered you will receive an email invite with a link to join the meeting.

 

FASD International Awareness Day – September 9, 2020

FASD International Awareness Day - September 9, 2020

Sad News

Our flag is at half-mast this week as we mourn the unexpected passing of one of our valued team members.  Brenda Emery was a member of our iCAN team, and worked in partnership with licensed child care centres to support children with additional needs.  Brenda had been with DCAFS for two years, however is well known in the community for over two decades of working to support individuals with additional needs through our partner Community Living Dufferin.  Brenda had a contagious smile, cared deeply for the children and families she worked with, loved curling, gardening and golf when she wasn’t working … and she will be deeply missed.  Our warmest thoughts are with her family and close friends at this time.

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