Children's Mental Health Week 2019

6 IN 10 YOUTHReport having had concerns about their level of anxiety.   72% INCREASEIn Emergency De...


Announcement November 1st

Blue Hills Child and Family Centre And The York Centre for Children, Youth and Families   ANNOUNCEME...


Children's Mental Health Week 2018

  CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH WEEK 2018 Children's Mental Health Week is Taking Place May 7th-13th, 201...


Effective September 2015 Blue Hills Child and Family Centre in an effort to improve the experience of families and our services is undergoing significant changes to its service flow and model.  Consequently some of the information on this Website may be out of date. We apologize for any inconvenience and invite you to contact our Intake department at 905-773-4323 to ensure you have the most up to date information. Once we have completed our review and redesign we will be updating our website accordingly. Thank you. Sylvia Pivko, MSW, RSW Executive Director

Our services are voluntary, confidential and free

(except our Family Mediation Service where a sliding scale may be applied).

Services are offered in the community, in family homes and on-site at Blue Hills. Our services have been developed to meet the needs of York region families where their child (ren) or youth is experiencing significant emotional, social, psychological or behavioural problems at home, in school environment, and or in the community. Blue Hills provides services to families experiencing intensive and/or chronic mental health issues.

Blue Hills receives referrals from schools, doctors, hospitals, and other service providers or agencies.  However, we strongly encourage self-referral.

Blue Hills’ staff ensures that our programs/services will meet the needs of the child, youth and family.  If the family would best be served elsewhere, our staff will collaborate with other professionals to ensure a warm transfer is arranged with the appropriate agency/service.

If Blue Hills’ services can meet the needs of the child, youth and family then staff will collaborate with any other involved agencies or services to ensure that the mental health goals for the family are met.  Every family receives an individualized plan of care.  Follow up care is always provided.  Once families have connected with Blue Hills, they may remain with the agency until our services are no longer required.  After a client is discharged, treatment can be resumed at any time, if necessary.

We believe in a "continuum of treatment," integrating all our services and work to ensure continuity and consistency with other child and family organizations, such as the education system, child welfare, and other services (Autism, Developmental, etc.).

We also believe that families play a central role in the successful treatment of children. A child can’t be treated in isolation or without understanding the influences of the whole family on the child.

Treatment is a partnership of family members and Blue Hills staff who jointly set and evaluate service goals.  The program focuses on each family member learning and practicing more effective ways of functioning and interacting at home and in their community.  

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