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Baby blues

Life with a new baby involves many joys as well as many changes and unexpected challenges. The Postpartum Adjustment Program offers a range of services to support mothers, fathers and families while they adjust to their life with a new baby. It is our mission to help families thrive and reach their fullest potential during this important time in their lives.

Know The Signs
I am concerned about my child or youth's:

  • Acting out Behaviour
  • Moods/feelings
  • Uncharacteristic behaviour
  • Problems with our family
  • Problems with self-harm
  • Problems with school
  • Problems with substance abuse
  • Problems with the law
  • Problems with peers
  • Separation/divorce

  • Acting out Behaviour

    This is often the most common concern of parents and can include issues like lack of cooperation, defiance, non- compliance, aggression and hostility. If your efforts to curb these problems is not helping to achieve the change you're looking for we can help. St. Clair Child & Youth Services offers a number of individual and group programs to address these concerns. To make a referral, please visit our Walk-in Therapy Clinic which runs on Tuesdays from 12:00PM-6:30PM. You can view the schedule here: Click here.

  • Moods/feelings

    Children and youth experience challenges in managing and adapting to changes in moods and feelings at different stages in their development. For some, these experiences are intense and persistent leading to difficulties in day to day functioning as well as stressing personal relationships. If you are concerned this may be a problem for your child or youth, St. Clair Child & Youth Services offers a number of individual and group programs to address these concerns. To make a referral, please visit our Walk-in Therapy Clinic which runs on Tuesdays from 12:00PM-6:30PM. You can view the schedule here: Click here.

  • Uncharacteristic Behaviour

    As your child's parent you know them best. If your child's behaviour is out of character and it persists that can be a signal that something is troubling them. A helpful parental response can include sharing your concerns with your child and assuring them you will do your best to help. St. Clair Child & Youth Services offers a number of programs which can be of assistance to you and your child. To make a referral, please visit our Walk-in Therapy Clinic which runs on Tuesdays from 12:00PM-6:30PM. You can view the schedule here: Click here.

  • Problems in our Family

    Every family has their challenges. Sometimes the issues can lead to a decline in feelings of warmth and caring that impair your family's ability to enjoy life and each other. St. Clair Child & Youth Services offers a number of programs that focus on addressing problems within the context of the whole family. To make a referral, please visit our Walk-in Therapy Clinic which runs on Tuesdays from 12:00PM-6:30PM. You can view the schedule here: Click here.

  • Problems with Self Harm

    If your child is expressing thoughts of harming themselves or is actively engaged in behaviour that is putting their well being at risk, this is sign that assistance is required. Parents who consider their child at risk of self harm should present their child at the emergency department of Bluewater Health for assessment. St. Clair Child & Youth Services provides a follow-up program for children and youth upon referral from the hospita. To make a referral, please visit our Walk-in Therapy Clinic which runs on Tuesdays from 12:00PM-6:30PM. You can view the schedule here: Click here.

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  • Problems at School

    School functioning is often the first thing that gets affected when a child or youth is experiencing difficulties at home or in the community. Other conditions such as learning problems or developmental disorders can also impair school functioning. St. Clair Child & Youth Services offers a number of individual, family and group programs which address problems at school. To make a referral, please visit our Walk-in Therapy Clinic which runs on Tuesdays from 12:00PM-6:30PM. You can view the schedule here: Click here.

  • Problems with Substance Abuse

    As a parent if your are concerned that your child or youth's attraction to alcohol and drugs is beyond experimentation and is leading to other problems St. Clair Child & Youth Services offers specific programming to address problems with substance abuse and mental health. To make a referral, please visit our Walk-in Therapy Clinic which runs on Tuesdays from 12:00PM-6:30PM. You can view the schedule here: Click here.

  • Problems with the Law

    If your child or youth has been charged and convicted under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, St. Clair Child & Youth Services offers specific programs which address those factors that contribute to conflict with the law. To make a referral, please visit our Walk-in Therapy Clinic which runs on Tuesdays from 12:00PM-6:30PM. You can view the schedule here: Click here.

  • Problems with Peers

    Peer groups are an important source of learning for children and youth. When these relationships become problematic they can lead to bullying, aggression, rejection and excessive influence in a young persons life. If you are concerned about peer difficulties St. Clair Child & Youth Services offers a number of programs that can assist children and youth to become more effective with their peers. To make a referral, please visit our Walk-in Therapy Clinic which runs on Tuesdays from 12:00PM-6:30PM. You can view the schedule here: Click here.

  • Problems resulting from Separation and Divorce

    Children and youth may respond with emotional and behavioural disruption due to transitions in family life. St. Clair Child & Youth Services offers a number of individual, group and family counseling programs which can assist with adapting to these changes. To make a referral, please visit our Walk-in Therapy Clinic which runs on Tuesdays from 12:00PM-6:30PM. You can view the schedule here: Click here.