Family Services

MomteenSubstance abuse and dependency impacts the entire family. It is for this reason that meaningful family involvement is one of the key treatment elements of the DSYTC clinical approach.

In addition to Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (ACRA) caregiver sessions, DSYTC family services include regular communication and support (e.g., telephone, email, etc.), group education sessions based on the evidence-based Family Support Network (FSN – modified), as well as formal family counselling and therapy.

Family services are available to caregivers of youth who are currently receiving treatment in the residential or continuing care programs at the DSYTC.