Broken Arrow Residential Treatment Services is a licensed children’s residential program operating within the province of Ontario. We provide a family based treatment program designed to meet the needs of children and youth from birth to the age of 18. There are no significant restrictions based on age, gender, culture, length of stay, wardship status and family history.
Broken Arrow Residential Treatment Services shall ensure that services are non-discriminatory and provided in an environment that takes into account ethno-cultural, racial, linguistic and ancestral diversity. Where a child or youth’s first language is French, Broken Arrow will make every effort to provide services in the French language. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered children and youth will be accepted into the program and their needs will be accommodated within the treatment program.
Aboriginal Children and youth will have every opportunity to participate in cultural activities either through their band or through participation in the activities of other local bands.
Referrals to the program are thoroughly reviewed in order to determine whether a suitable program can be developed to meet the needs of a specific child/youth. We do not look to a child/youth to fit the mould of the program but rather develop an individual treatment program based on the current and future needs of the youth.
Level III is the standard designation for most placements in the Broken Arrow Program. At all levels, the Treatment Foster parents are the primary treatment providers and they are supported by a number of built in program supports including a team of Child and Youth Counsellors and a Case Manager. Each child/Youth placed at this level will receive ongoing clinical support which might include specialized programming or direct clinical support provided by Child and Youth Counselors which is designed to both compliment and enhance the treatment process. A Case Manager is responsible for the overall management of each placement and for ensuring that treatment goals are established and regularly reviewed. The Case Managers provide support to the Treatment Foster Parents on a minimum bi weekly basis and are responsible for the overall implementation of the plan of care. Foster parents are also supported by ongoing monthly training, regular weekend relief and access to a 24-hour emergency after hours system. A Clinical Director oversees the entire treatment process.
In certain instances, a child/youth will progress to the point that less intensive supports are required in order to maintain the placement when most treatment needs have been met. In these situations, a designation change could be considered that would allow the continuity of the placement without the need for replacement.
The level of a child/youth will be reviewed on a regular basis.