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Child - Adolescent and Family Centre of Ottawa is a private rehab located in Ottawa, Ontario. Child - Adolescent and Family Centre of Ottawa specializes in the treatment of mental health.

Child - Adolescent and Family Centre of Ottawa Focus:

Mental Health Treatment Center

Mental Health Treatment Centers focus on helping individuals recover from mental illnesses like bipolar disorder, clinical depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, and more. Mental health professionals at these facilities are trained to understand and treat mental health issues, both in individual and group settings.

What does Child - Adolescent and Family Centre of Ottawa offer?

Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

Instensive Outpatient programs are for those who want or need a very structured treatment program but who also wish to live at home and continue with certain responsibilities (such as work or school). IOP substance abuse treatment programs vary in duration and intensity, and certain outpatient rehab centers will offer individualized treatment programs.

Outpatient (OP)

Outpatient programs are for those seeking mental rehab or drug rehab, but who also stay at home every night. The main difference between outpatient treatment (OP) and intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) lies in the amount of hours the patient spends at the facility. Most of the time an outpatient program is designed for someone who has completed an inpatient stay and is looking to continue their growth in recovery. Outpatient is not meant to be the starting point, it is commonly referred to as aftercare.

Treatment Types:

Individualized Treatment

Certain drug and alcohol rehab centers have standard treatment regimes they expect all patients to follow. Others offer individualized treatment, meaning they tailor treatment to a person’s specific background and needs. For example, a rehab facility may adjust a treatment program to take into account the type of drug or addiction from which the person suffers, their age, medical condition(s), religious beliefs, or lifestyle.

Family Program

Research clearly demonstrates that recovery is far more successful and sustainable when loved ones like family members participate in rehab and substance abuse treatment. Genetic factors may be at play when it comes to drug and alcohol addiction, as well as mental health issues. Family dynamics often play a critical role in addiction triggers, and if properly educated, family members can be a strong source of support when it comes to rehabilitation.

Aftercare Support

Completing a drug or alcohol rehab program shouldn’t spell the end of substance abuse treatment. Aftercare involves making a sustainable plan for recovery, including ongoing support. This can include sober living arrangements like halfway houses, career counseling, and setting a patient up with community  programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA).

Therapies Offered:

Individual Therapy

In individual therapy, a patient meets one-on-one with a trained psychologist or counselor. Therapy is a pivotal part of effective substance abuse treatment, as it often covers root causes of addiction, including challenges faced by the patient in their social, family, and work/school life.

Trauma Therapy

Trauma therapy addresses traumatic incidents from a client's past that are likely affecting their present-day experience. Trauma is often one of the primary triggers and potential causes of addiction, and can stem from child sexual abuse, domestic violence, having a parent with a mental illness, losing one or both parents at a young age, teenage or adult sexual assault, or any number of other factors. The purpose of trauma therapy is to allow a patient to process trauma and move through and past it, with the help of trained and compassionate mental health professionals.

Couples Treatment

Whether a marriage or other committed relationship, an intimate partnership is one of the most important aspects of a person’s life. Drug and alcohol addiction affects both members of a couple in deep and meaningful ways, as does rehab and recovery. Couples therapy and other couples-focused treatment programs are significant parts of exploring triggers of addiction, as well as learning how to build healthy patterns to support ongoing sobriety.

Life Skills

Life skills trainings involve all the skills a person must have in order to function successfully in the world. These include time management, career guidance, money management, and effective communication. Truly successful addiction recovery is based on the ability to not only live substance-free, but to thrive. Life skills teaches the practical necessities of functioning in society, which sets clients up for success in life, and therefore sobriety.

Child - Adolescent and Family Centre of Ottawa Highlights:

CAFCO's mental health care professionals believe that, in order to properly address the difficulties being faced by the clients, it is important to develop a complete understanding of each client's particular situation, involving families, schools, and communities, as needed. Children and adolescents, in particular, offer unique challenges within a therapeutic context, and our approach is based within the sphere of developmental psychopathology, which recognizes that each person's individual development arises from a dynamic interplay of physiological, genetic, social, cognitive, emotional, and cultural influences across time.CAFCO is also very attuned to the role that each client's attachment to their caregiver(s) plays in any developing problem.
Services offered by CAFCO's professionally-accredited associates are grounded in empirically-supported treatments.This means that the approaches used have already been tested, reviewed, and approved by each discipline's academic and professional communities.Most importantly, this also means that the interventions used have been clinically-proven to improve clients' symptoms, and thus to improve their quality life.All of CAFCO's members engage in regular professional development training, so as to remain up-to-date with the latest research available.
As difficult as mental health services can be to obtain for many families in crisis, this situation can be especially difficult for families whose first language is French.Both of CAFCO's directors, and many of its associates, are fluently bilingual committed to ensuring equality of service to those in need.
In the past several years, youth mental health issues have received an increasing amount of attention in Canada, a trend that is apparent even here in Ottawa. CAFCO is designed to offer a stable and welcoming location, providing a consistent standard of care.By combining the expertise of mental health professionals from a range of fields in one facility, CAFCO also offers the unique opportunity for multidisciplinary cross-referral, collaboration, and consultation.By bringing, with the consent of our clients, a diverse blend of perspectives and professions into the therapeutic process, CAFCO aims to emulate the circle of care utilized so successfully by much larger organisations, including respected hospitals such as CHEO, facilitating communication between professionals so as to provide the very highest standard of care.
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