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Organization: Kinark Child and Family Services - Northumberland County  
Phone Numbers: 905-372-4361
Toll-Free: 1-888-454-6275
Fax: 905-373-1382
20 Strathy Rd Unit 3
Cobourg, ON
K9A 5J7
Intersection: Strathy Rd and Elgin St
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Thu 9am-8pm * Fri 9am-5pm
Executives: Cathy Paul - Executive Director
905-474-9595 ext 1324 *
Public Contacts: Teresa Scheckel - Area Program Director, Community Mental Health East
905-372-4361 ext 5018 *
Sharon Skutovich - On-site Manager
905-372-4361 ext 5408 *
Service Description: A non-profit, children's mental health centre providing a full range of free and confidential services as well as support to their families and caregivers. Services and programs include:

FAMILY INTERVENTION SERVICES - These services include individual, family or group counselling provided primarily in an office-based service model, but with the flexibility for community outreach. Determined by the child’s/youth’s needs, services may include brief interventions or longer term treatment. Other sites located in Brighton, Campbellford, and Port Hope are accessed so that services can be provided closer to home.

INTENSIVE IN-HOME SERVICES - This program delivers intensive, short-term services to families within their own homes. Helps families learn new skills and problem solving techniques needed to allow children/youth to remain in their own homes and prevent more costly out-of-home placement and potential family breakdown.

YOUTH CRISIS RESPONSE LINE - Provides rapid response for children and youth up to the age of 18 exhibiting suicidal, homicidal, or violent/destructive behaviour, in addition to general mental health concerns. This service is delivered by an on-call roster of trained professional staff from Kinark's Family Interventions and Intensive Services teams. The YCR worker is also available to respond to walk-in clients who may present in crisis at the Kinark program office. The program receives new referrals from 9am to 5pm, Mon-Fri.

PARENT EDUCATION PROGRAMS - Offers the evidenced based Triple P Parenting program with two separate groups; one for parents of 6 years to 12 year old children, and one for parents with children over 12 years of age. These Triple P programs are offered throughout the year based on need. Kinark also offers child/parent group programs for children experiencing anxiety as well as social skills based groups through the ABA Program.

ARSON PREVENTION PROGRAM - This program is offered in collaboration with the Fire Departments of Northumberland County. The TAPP-C program is designed to help reduce the number of fires caused by juvenile firesetters that result in injuries, loss of life and property damage. The program involves a fire risk assessment completed by Kinark staff as well as fire education by Fire Department personnel.

AUTISM SERVICES - all children and youth diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) by a qualified professional are eligible to receive flexible and individualized services based on their personal needs, strengths and goals until the age of 18. The goal of the new OAP is to provide families with services that are well coordinated, family-centred and responsive to the unique needs and potential of each individual child and/or youth.

Fees: Free
Application: Anyone can refer by calling Central Intake at 1-888-454-6275
Eligibility / Target Population: Must be 18 years of age or younger
Languages: English * French
Language Notes: Translation services available
Area Served:
Northumberland County  
See Also: Children and Youth with Disabilities
Crisis Intervention
Mental Health for Children and Youth
Respite Care for Children

This information was last completely updated on June 13, 2018

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