Not all students thrive in mainstream schools. Typically around grade 10, youth with a combination of social, emotional, and/or behavioural issues begin to experience significant difficulties in school and may be truant, act out or eventually drop out.
The Day Treatment Program provides these students with alternative learning opportunities under the authority of Section 23 of the Education Act. In conjunction with the Toronto District School Board (TDSB), Delisle helps students stay in school, earn high school credits and succeed.
At the Day Treatment Program, students learn in smaller, more focused classes capped at eight students, with one TDSB teacher and one Delisle youth worker per class. They attend up to three academic classes per day, participate in a life skills group, and meet with their primary workers to build on the strengths they already have and focus on the changes that will help them be successful in life.
This transitional program prepares students to either re-enter mainstream schools, or find employment.
The Day Treatment Program is for teens struggling in mainstream schools who are experiencing: mental health, family or substance use issues. For our students depression or anxiety might be making it difficult to get to school or focus on school work when so much is going on in life.
It all starts with a phone call and intake appointment. Each student who comes to the program receives an assessment of their mental health and academic needs and together with our staff and TDSB teachers develops an action plan for success. Families are involved every step of the way.
The Day Treatment program operates out of George Harvey Collegiate Institute.
To find out more about the program call: (416) 394-2010
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