Clear Directions is a specialized school program for youth who are currently engaged in substance use and have a concurrent mental health issue. A multidisciplinary team working within a harm reduction philosophy engages youth by acknowledging and building on strength, instilling hope and inviting family and friends into the classroom and therapy room. A continuum of care encompassing outreach, individual, family and group therapy, day treatment, psychiatric consultation, residential care, case management and follow up is offered.
The family is considered to be an essential part of the treatment team and required in order to engage the youth and achieve the best results. Each family receives family therapy with our program social worker.
The academic program is offered in partnership with The Toronto District School Board. All curriculum is credit based and delivered within Ministry of Education.