Terrace Youth Residential Services serves youth 7 through 18 years of age, both male and females, for short, medium or long-term placement.  

Our program is designed to accommodate youth between the ages of 7 through 18 years of age.  Presenting problems may include: mental health diagnosis, major peer problems; aggressive behaviour; depression; withdrawal; suicidal thoughts and behaviour; unresolved emotional trauma due to family disruption; violence; substance abuse or child abuse; school avoidance, mild intellectual disabilities or a neurodevelopmental disorder that fits within our milieu.

Additionally, clients may be referred to Terrace Youth Residential Services’ transition program, which is a program designed to accommodate placement of older adolescent females, in a setting with a full time staff person in the role of caregiver.  This program accommodates placement for up to 6 youth between the ages of 16 up to 18 years, in a licensed facility.  These youth develop an individual program and sign a contract upon placement, agreeing to the terms of their placement and developing a transition plan.

Youth appropriately considered for the above programs, meet one or more of the following criteria;

a) Behaviorally out of control in the home and possibly presenting control difficulties in the school and / or community. 
b) Unable to address the emotional issues causing the distress within their home and needs the safety and security of a structured residential milieu. 
c) Social interactions are negative and /or they are withdrawn.  
d) Lack social skills, and is unable to learn social skills or to develop more productive interaction patterns without structural milieu in which new skills may be learned and reinforced.
e) Within the family system, functioning is such that without the removal of the youth, treatment progress would not occur and the youth requires residential treatment as opposed to foster care or other group care.
f)  The youth suffers from mental health issues which make it difficult for the appropriate supports in a family setting.
g) The youth has a diagnosis of a mild intellectual disability or a neurodevelopmental disorder that fits within our milieu.
h)  Youth have reached an age at which building independent skills are a necessity, yet they are unable to function in a foster family.

* Youth may also be admitted as a second stage treatment following discharge from the acute care and adolescent psychiatry hospital setting.

The legal guardian (parent or Children's Aid Society) of the child must be actively involved in the treatment planning.