Assertive Continuing Care

Continuing Care is a critically important phase along the treatment continuum. Relapse rates as high of 60%-75% are not uncommon in the first 30 days following discharge from residential treatment, and this concerning reality can often be associated with a lack of timely and effective help and case management upon completion of the residential phase.

In order to reduce the risks that lead to relapse and to facilitate community linkage and support, Assertive Continuing Care (ACC) counsellors engage youth and families immediately after the residential phase has ended (usually within 24-48 hours). ACC services are available to all DSYTC residential participants (regardless of whether or not program completion was obtained) and extend for up to 12-weeks (3-months) after residential discharge.