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Brief Service for Children, Youth, and their Families

What is Brief Service?

Brief Service supports children and youth with mental health difficulties. Those difficulties could be with emotions, socializing, behaviour, or self-regulation. Brief Service also supports parents/caregivers.  Support is time-limited.

Brief Service might be all the treatment needed.  It can also identify that a child/youth needs further treatment.

What supports do we offer in Brief Service?

The child/youth, parents/caregivers, and service providers develop goals and a treatment plan together.  The plan identifies which supports will be involved.

Who can access Brief Service?

Brief Service is for children/youth birth to 18 years of age (starting before their 18th birthday) and their parents/caregivers.

As a parent or caregiver, you know your child or youth.  You recognize that behaviour might be a sign that your child or youth needs support for their mental health.

How can you access support?

Your child is 0 to 5 years of age (before 6th birthday):

Your child/youth is 6 to 17 years of age (before 18th birthday):

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