Assessment

Upon arriving at the Halton Trauma Centre, you will receive a comprehensive assessment that will help develop the best and most effective treatment plan.

Your assessment may include

Interviews with you and/or your family.

Questionnaires about your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours.
A collection of information from different agencies, such as schools, Children’s Aid Societies, Probation Services and other treatment centres you may have attended (This is only done with your consent).You and your family will be asked to complete some consent forms. These forms will allow us to collaborate with other agencies, such as The Children’s Aid Society, Probation Services and other treatment centres, with the goal of providing you with excellent service. Before you sign these forms, we will discuss them with you to help you understand what each one means. It is important to remember that you have the right not to sign and can withdraw you consent at any time.
What to expect next
Your assessment will take approximately four to eight hours to complete (depending on your needs), in order to allow us to fully consider the what is required to help you and your family. Once the necessary considerations have been made, we will share a series of recommendations intended to help you and your family. These recommendations will assist you and your family in deciding if treatment is needed, and, if so, what type of treatment options may be necessary. Finally, our treatment team will work with you and your family to produce the best possible treatment goals that follow best clinical practice.

Treatment


Through the process of assessment, an appropriate treatment plan will be determined. We encourage you to be active in this process, by letting us know what you expect during both the planning and delivery of your treatment. At the Halton Trauma Centre, treatment plans are designed around the needs of you and your family. In order to ensure that such decisions are fully understood, we take the time to discuss both the risks and benefits with you. Where appropriate, we try our best to respect your and your family’s cultural and religious beliefs. Since all of our clients are unique, not everyone will require or receive the same type of treatment. Instead, individual treatment decisions are made to ensure the finest treatment possible, according to best practice guidelines. At our centre we specialize in providing treatment to clients three to 18 years old who have experienced interpersonal abuse or have engaged in sexualized or sexually offending behaviours. By doing so, our goal is to facilitate in the healing process of both our clients and their families so that a sense of safety and health can be restored in their lives. Due to the focussed nature of our services, there are times where we cannot always meet the specific needs of our clients. However, when such situations do arise, our treatment team will assist in finding the necessary community services and supports to address their specific needs. Treatment Techniques

Closing

Closing is a process leading up to discharge.
Preferably, it is a shared process as the Clinical Member and the client realize that their work together is coming to an end.
Depending on the type of assessment and treatment that you receive, there are different considerations that need to be made during closing. For example, trauma survivors need to be prepared for a possible necessity to return at a later date, while children and adolescents who feel ready for an early discharge may need to be encouraged to continue with treatment.
Ideally, clients who come to the centre will have an opportunity to develop the appropriate coping strategies in order to facilitate a successful discharge.

Discharge

In order for a discharge from treatment to occur ANY of the following criteria should be considered:

You have reached your treatment goals, and, as a result, are no longer in need of our services.
Despite significant effort from our staff, you have not made any notable improvement, and it is unlikely that the continuation of treatment will have any benefits.
You state that you are no longer willing to continue with treatment.
You fail to keep three appointments without calling to cancel, and you fail to respond to a follow-up letter (NOTE: In the event that this occurs, you will be asked to return at a later date, if and when you are able to commit to your scheduled appointments)

Once discharged, can I return for additional service?

Yes, the Halton Trauma Centre will be supportive of any requests for additional service up until the age of 18 years, and we will make it a priority to offer our assistance as immediately as possible. Ideally, clients who return will be placed with the staff member with whom they previously worked with, so that an identification of their needs can be determined as quickly as possible. If your request for service is not related to your previous treatment, we will be happy to assist you in finding alternate servcies. Before you begin info.