School Based Services


Day Treatment Services

Provides a strength focused approach of mental health support and prevention services to address the needs of  youth identified as experiencing difficulty functioning in a regular classroom environment due to social, emotional or behavioural concerns.

Service Overview

  • Program runs from September to June of each year; youth attend daily
  • Effective, evidence-based practices
  • Assessment/Treatment/Behavioural Programming/Consultation and Follow up
  • Partnership with the Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board for Academic Programming
  • Transition support back to Community School

Native Child & Family Services

Services are provided in school-based setting, client family or community setting to assist youth who are experiencing issues related to historical trauma, addictions, suicide, sexual and physical abuse to strengthen the ability of youth to function effectively in their homes, school and community. The Native Child & Family Worker is based at the Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School.

Transitional Support Services

Provides support to youth attending Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School into successful transition into adulthood.  Assists with education, housing, employment, life skills goals and pursuing post-secondary education.  Works with youth aged 16-30 years that have an association to DFC (i.e. current / past students / graduates).  Assists with bridging services to external resources that will support their needs.

Stop Now and Plan (SNAP®) Services

A proven program that teaches children with behavioural problems and their parent/caregiver(s) how to make better choices “in the moment”.  The primary goal of SNAP® is to help children to stop and think before they act and keep them in school and out of trouble.

Service Overview

  • For youth ages 6-11, experiencing serious behavioural problems at home, at school, with persons in authority
  • Suitable for children with multiple risk factors and challenges (e.g. lower grades, dropping out of high school, mental or physical health issues) and are at a greater risk of criminal/violent behaviour
  • Evidence-based model
  • Supports the improvement of parent/caregiver-child relationships by teaching effective parenting/caregiving skills