is licensed as a six bed assessment home. Each child has his or her own bedroom.
The residence is a staff model home that accepts children and
youth quickly and provides a thorough assessment by both
residential and day treatment staff. We accept both males and
females in this program. We hope to provide the placing
Children's Aid Society Worker with a complete picture of the
youth's needs in an effort to eliminate multiple placements. We
will provide a complete behavioural assessment within 6 months.
Dr. Anita Halpern is our consulting Psychologist. If the
placing agency wishes a psychological assessment, this can be
provided by Dr. Halpern on a fee for service basis to the
Our first goal is to stabilize the youth and develop an
individualized program, which will enable the residential and day
treatment team to address the issues and concerns which led to
this placement. When appropriate, we encourage family involvement in order to assess the overall family functioning.
Within the home, we provide structure for the children and
youth. The program uses a points driven level system. Since most
children and youth needing assessment have difficulties with
school, they will be placed in one of our day treatment
classrooms in Peterborough. There is an anger management and
social skills program delivered by Mon Ami staff in the day
There are planned daily and weekly activities in the house as
well as in the community of Peterborough. We feel that
recreation is very important. Staff will accompany the residents
during community outings, whether it be to the Peterborough
YMCA, sports, movies, church, or to the Peterborough Zoo. The
Program Manager and full time staff are experienced Child &
Youth Workers or have related training. There is an awake night
staff to provide full time care and safety for the residents.