|MIddleton House is a staff model treatment home in the city of Peterborough. The home is licensed for 6 upper latency boys. Each child has his own bedroom. There is a behaviour component to the program, but also a treatment component guided by Dr. Anita Halpern, Clinical Psychologist, who holds monthly clinical meetings with the staff.|
Mon Ami has a full time Child & Youth Worker dedicated to our Day Treatment classroom operated in partnership with the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board. This classroom will be available to any child placed at Middleton, who faces challenges in a regular classroom setting.
House staff are qualified, experienced youth workers and will receive ongoing, inservice training as well as attending outside workshops. The staff consists of a program manager and 3 full-time employees, supplemented by a roster of permanent part-time and relief staff. We also have overnight awake staff in this house.
The program utilizes the Peterborough Public Library, where the children can use the library internet services while supervised by staff. Recreation and community activities are encouraged and both staff and residents have input on what individuals and the group participate in. Community and in-house recreation is encouraged. A partial list of these activities include:
- Tai Kwon Do
arts & crafts
Dr. Halpern meets with staff for a full day clinical meeting once a month to provide clinical support services. The Social Worker for the child who is being discussed is invited to play an integral part in the discussion and the treatment plan decided upon after an examination of the genogram, life line, previous interventions, school and current functioning.
Once reviewed, a thorough treatment plan is decided upon. Dr. Charlie Menendez of Telka, Smith & Associates or any other qualified therapist can provide individual therapy for the children. These services are on a cost-sharing basis between the placing agency and Mon Ami.