Clinical

Assessment and Treatment Services for Client Groups


Halton Trauma Centre provides an in-depth assessment followed by an individual treatment plan for all clients. Whenever possible, the entire family is included in the assessment process as well as inclusion in the treatment program. We believe that by supporting the entire family, the healing process for the client will have greater success. HTC provides clinical assessments and/or treatment for the following client groups:

Victims of abuse: Children and adolescents between the ages of 3-18 who have experienced abuse or neglect. This includes physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, as well as physical/emotional neglect. Through the assessment process, clinicians are able to identify the impact of the abuse or neglect and lay out a personalized treatment plan.

Children exhibiting sexual behaviour: Children under 12 years of age who are exhibiting harmful or inappropriate sexual behaviour. Through the assessment process, clinicians are able to identify the child’s strengths, challenges, risks, and the circumstances surrounding the child’s sexual behaviour(s). From this information, clinicians can determine treatment requirements and lay out a personalized treatment plan, including any changes the child might like to make.

Adolescents who have sexually harmed: Adolescents between the ages of 12-18 who have been charged with a sexual offence (or could have been charged) under the Criminal Code of Canada. Through the assessment process, clinicians are able to identify the adolescent’s strengths, challenges, risks, and the circumstances surrounding the child’s sexual offending. From this information, clinicians can determine treatment requirements and lay out a personalized treatment plan, including any changes the adolescent might like to make.

Sibling incest: This service is for families where sibling-on-sibling sexual abuse has occurred. This would include a trauma assessment for the victimized child; a sexual behaviour OR sexual offending risk assessment for the offending child; and a comprehensive family assessment to determine the family’s strengths, challenges, and risks. The goals of treatment are to help each of the siblings work through what has happened while feeling safe in their home environment. Another goal of treatment may be to eventually reunite the family.