The Intensive Community Based Treatment Team (ICBTT) provides home, community and school based support for children and teenagers who are having major problems in their daily lives related to disruptive behaviour disorders or long term mental health disorders. We work with children and teenagers up to the age of 19 and their families.
We come to you at locations (home, school, community, office) and times (daytime, after school, evenings) that are convenient to your family. Our goal is to overcome things that get in the way of children, youth and families being able to take part in traditional (office based) mental health services.
Who We Are
We are a program that is based upon a multisystemic treatment approach. This means that we understand that there are many different things that create problems in families’ lives. The ICBTT works with children, teens, their families and communities to find solutions to these problems. We work with all the systems that are involved in the lives of the families who come to our program, e.g., home, school, community, work, peers.
We are a short term, but intensive program. We generally work with children, teens and families for a 3-8 month period of time. During this time we meet with children, youth, families and other systems (education, community, justice) as often as needed, which might be once a week or even up to three to four times per week.