Adventure Quest is a government approved CTCC program. This day treatment program is voluntary and represents a collaboration between BGC Kawarthas, Chimo Youth and Family Services and the Trillium Lakelands District School Board. The program meets the needs of children and youth who require mental health services and support.
Who is Eligible?
The profile for students participating in Adventure Quest will be:
- struggling significantly at school and has exhausted the school board’s available resources;
- there is a known or highly suspected mental health issue;
- there may be the presence of a learning disability / delay;
- may be struggling emotionally and socially;
- is not actively suicidal;
- does not have a serious addiction requiring specialized treatment;
- is not physically aggressive or assaultive so as to jeopardizing the emotional, mental and physical safety of others (staff and other students).
Additionally, students and their families / caregivers must be committed to actively participating in all aspects of the program.
Some of these profile indicators may be known at the time of pre-screening, however, a thorough assessment, including a psychiatric consultation, would also help in their determination.
Referral & Process
Referrals to Adventure Quest are made through Chimo Youth & Family Services
Children and youth referred to the program often struggle with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties in conjunction with mental health issues such as anxiety disorders, mood disorders and oppositional defiance disorder. They may also have identified or suspected learning disabilities.
Referrals to the program are initiated two ways:
- School Board staff have a conversation with a student and their caregivers(s) about exploring the program and if interested the student and their caregiver(s) will contact Chimo directly to start the pre-screening and assessment process.
- A student who is already accessing Chimo supports and for whom it is felt that Day Treatment may be of benefit. Chimo staff would talk with the child/youth and their caregiver(s) about exploring this option. With appropriate consent, Chimo staff would connect with the student’s home school to work collaboratively on the referral.
Chimo Youth & Family Services
What is the Purpose of Adventure Quest?
The program takes place in the facility owned and operated by BGC Kawarthas. The space for the program will include two classrooms and a common area. Additionally, the program will be able to access the gym and other BGC Kawarthas’ facilities under the supervision of Adventure Quest staff.
Supported by the
Government of Ontario
Ministry of Health