Adolescents who are removed from their homes and communities often have poor mental and physical health, and do poorly at school. To prevent these problems, Oolagen, a not-for-profit children’s mental health agency, works with other child and youth mental health centres and child welfare agencies to put the Keeping Families Together program in place.
Keeping Families Together aims to respond to growing concern about the high rates of youth admissions into institutional care and the recognition that youth with problematic behaviours often have mental health needs that have not been met.
The program uses Wraparound, an innovative process for working with youth and their families that coordinates and integrates services while focusing on the youth’s unique needs and strengths.
In our latest Evidence in Action, we profile the Wraparound process that Oolagen is using to help keep families together.
You can read the full report on the EENet website. Evidence in Action profiles knowledge generation, exchange, and implementation activities across Ontario.