In partnership with Windsor-Essex CHC we offer services for transgender children and youth in Windsor-Essex, Chatham-Kent and surrounding areas. Dr. Ian Johnson provides assessment and diagnosis of gender dysphoria, managing common comorbid mental health conditions, assessment for starting hormone blockers and affirming hormone therapy and prescription of hormones or blockers and monitoring of treatment. For youth aged 18 years or younger. For more information or to refer please call 519-397-5455 ext. 164
A 6-week program for kids and an 8-week program for youth and that incorporates several evidence-based therapeutic models. This program is different from traditional anger management models as it focuses on resolving the emotion of anger rather than teaching participants to control behaviour. This program works to motivate participants to become internally motivated to change their responses to anger. Some of the topics included are: Learning about Emotion, Coping Strategies, and Communication Skills. For more information, please call 519-397-5455 ext. 117.
For youth aged 9-17, this is an interactive 4-week learning series in which participants will learn basic cooking skills such as measuring, chopping, calculating yields and using kitchen equipment. Led by a Registered Dietitian, participants create their own supportive and encouraging atmosphere while boosting their confidence and knowledge. Each session provides participants with a chance to make and share a meal, take home leftovers and learn about a new healthy eating topic each week. For more information, please call 519-397-5455 ext. 212.
An 8-week school program that teaches resiliency to grades 4 and 6. The PERSEVERE program has a focus on feelings, coping, thoughts, social support networks and problem solving. The PERSEVERE goes more in depth on the above mentioned topics and adds in mindfulness, confidence, and self-talk. For more information, please call 519-397-5455 ext. 254.