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The Catalyst Program is an intensive, campus-based mental health treatment program for youth (ages 11-17) and their families.
Youth referred to the program present with co-morbid mental health concerns, histories of trauma and maltreatment, pre-natal alcohol exposure, and significant cognitive and developmental impact. The average length of stay in the program is 6-12 months. The program provides a trauma-sensitive/trauma-informed and neuro-developmental approach to treatment, and utilizes cognitive behavioural therapy strategies.
The top five presenting concerns for youth and families using the Catalyst Program in 2015 were:
The top mental health diagnoses in 2015 were:
If you are a parent or caregiver seeking support and guidance regarding a child or youth, or if you are looking for information about Intake and Referrals to a residential program, please contact our National Intake Co-ordinator (info below). You are also welcome to complete the referral package found at the link below. It can be faxed or emailed.
Intake Co-ordinator: Kirk Weeks
9400 48 Ave. NW
Calgary, AB T3B 2B2
Click here to download our Referral/Intake Package.