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Parents

Being a parent with a teenager can be difficult at the best of times. It can be heartbreaking when your teen is in crisis; it can also be bewildering and make you feel powerless.

Often you may feel there's something wrong without being able to put your finger on what it might be. Your teen's behaviour may be changing in ways and for reasons you find hard to understand. Before you know it, the whole family dynamic has changed for the worse, and everyone is affected.

Delisle Youth Services is here to help you navigate these challenging times. For some youth the path to becoming an adult is rockier than for others, which isn't surprising when you consider the pressures involved in growing up. Everything from peer pressure to use drugs, social expectations, and/or coming to terms with sexuality can impact a young person's well-being. On top of all of that, mental health problems begin to appear in adolescence, but go unrecognized because so many changes are happening overall.

We're here to help teens, parents and families get back on track.

We can help in two ways: through programs we provide ourselves, and by referring you to programs provided by other organizations. The issues we are able to address include:


  • School problems: if your teen won't go or is suddenly failing
  • Mental health: if your teen seems depressed, anxious, or is practising self-harm
  • Drugs: if your teen comes home drunk or high on a regular basis and that behaviour is affecting their everyday functioning
  • Identity: if your teen wonders about gender and/or sexual orientation
  • Complex special needs: if your child or teen has a series of very complicated problems including a developmental disability and another issue that makes it hard for you to manage or to find help

You've come to the right place to start turning things around. To talk to someone about the services that might be best for your youth, or to schedule an intake appointment with one of our counsellors, please call Delisle Youth Services at 416-482-0081.

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