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Lighthouse Program for Grieving Children

Support groups:
* children ages 3-12
* teens
* parent-caregiver groups
* groups meet twice monthly - call for details

Other services:
Grief Training
Educational presentations and consultations to schools, educational organizations, employers, community agencies, faith communities and other groups on topics that include:
* understanding the grieving process
* understanding children's and teen grief
* talking to children about death and dying
* supporting employees who are grieving
* supporting grieving students at school

McMaster Children's Hospital - Child and Youth Mental Health Rapid Response Consultation Service - Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre, Level 3

A short-term consultation service provided to preschool programs and childcare centres with a specific child whose behaviour puts them at risk of losing placement in the program. The program supports staff in making the child's placement in the program successful. Service includes initial meeting with the staff, problem-solving and planning, completion of a treatment plan and report, and time-limited intervention.

Parents can access in-home support via the 0-6 Mental Health program by contacting Contact Hamilton.

McMaster Children's Hospital - Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre - 325 Wellington St

Offers outpatient services and access to the Hamilton-Niagara Regional Early Autism Initiative (regional provider), developmental pediatrics and rehabilitation services, and child and youth mental health services.

Children's Aid Society of Hamilton - Family Support Program

Provides protection support services to families referred by child protection workers.

Family Visit Program: Parents can visit together in fully supervised, partially supervised, or check in/check out
formats. Parents and children are provided support to ensure that visits are positive and safe for everyone participating. Children may be in foster care or in the care of kin.

Parent Support Program: Provides focused therapeutic teaching to parents in the home and community, including situations where children are returning to a parent's care. Parents learn new techniques in parenting without using physical discipline, receive supportive instruction in infant care and development, child management, family routines, and nutrition, and are connected to services and supports in the community. Some families receive on-site supervised therapeutic intervention from the Parent Support Program.

McMaster Children's Hospital - Child and Youth Mental Health Outpatient Service and Home Based Services - Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre, Level 3

Supports children and their families with moderate to severe emotional and/or behavioural difficulties, who have not responded to traditional out-patient services. The staff are Child and Youth workers and Early Childhood Educators, and are part of a large outpatient team, including child psychiatry.

Children's Aid Society of Hamilton - Family Support Program

Provides protection support services to families referred by child protection workers.

Family Visit Program: Parents can visit together in fully supervised, partially supervised, or check in/check out
formats. Parents and children are provided support to ensure that visits are positive and safe for everyone participating. Children may be in foster care or in the care of kin.

Parent Support Program: Provides focused therapeutic teaching to parents in the home and community, including situations where children are returning to a parent's care. Parents learn new techniques in parenting without using physical discipline, receive supportive instruction in infant care and development, child management, family routines, and nutrition, and are connected to services and supports in the community. Some families receive on-site supervised therapeutic intervention from the Parent Support Program.

Children's Aid Society of Hamilton

Protects children from physical, sexual, and emotional abuse and harm under a mandate from The Child and Family Services Act of Ontario.

Children's Aid Society of Hamilton

Protects children from physical, sexual, and emotional abuse and harm under a mandate from The Child and Family Services Act of Ontario.

Children's Aid Society of Hamilton - Christmas Support Program

Program welcomes individuals, families, service organizations, or local businesses to sponsor a family or make an in-kind or monetary contribution to the agency’s Sponsorship Program or Toy Room and help hundreds of children and their families during the holiday season.

Hamilton Community Action Program for Children - 350 King St

Provides support and programs to families with young children, newborn to six. The agency also assists families in the areas of child health, parenting strategies and community engagement. Programs and services are provided through partnerships with child and parent programs. Please contact for information and referrals.


Partnerships:
* Boys and Girls Clubs of Hamilton
* Catholic Family Services
* Hamilton Public Library
* Home Management Program
* Immigrants Working Centre
* Tastebuds Hamilton Student Nutrition Programs
* Today’s Family Early Learning and Childcare
* Wesley

Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice - Supportive Care

The program offer compassionate, non-judgemental bereavement support, to individuals and families experiencing loss.

Thrive Child and Youth Trauma Services - Child and Youth Trauma Services Program

Program offers comprehensive assessment and specialized intervention and treatment for : children and youth up to age 18 who have been sexually victimized; children under 12 concerning sexual behaviour; and children under 12 who have engaged in intrafamilial sexual abuse (e.g. siblings, cousins etc.).