Summit Human Services Sudbury

Achieving Peak Potential

Programs & Services

Group Care Services
We offer licensed staff operated residential services for higher needs, higher risks children and adolescent who are in need of stabilization, more supervision and more frequent intervention. All of our Residential Youth Workers are hired, trained and supervised by Summit. Rigorous background checks are completed prior to a Residential Youth Worker interacting with our youths. All of our Youth Workers must also complete the Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Certification course, as well as complete a full day of Orientation, in-house job shadowing training and annual courses in order to maintain their skill set and knowledge of best practice strategies.

For more information contact Karen Luoma Executive Director (705) 525-7234.
About Our Therapeutic Residential Care Network
The mandate of our residential programs is to provide a therapeutic setting offering both long-term care and short-term residential services in licensed homes.

There are formalized behaviour programs and therapeutic interventions, including individual and group skills building modules. The treatment involves all aspects of the youth's daily living routine. A therapeutic environment is created in which all activities and interventions are individually designed with the goal of stabilizing and improving the youth's serious behavioral condition so that they can be successfully transitioned back to their families or lower levels of care.

In our staff operated homes, Team Leaders and Residential Youth Workers deliver programs to help youths stabilize, build healthier relationships, and teach them positive life skills. Beginning with a skills inventory assessment, a young person's service plan is determined by their risks, needs and desired goals. On-going assessments are completed to measure outcomes and to assist everyone in evaluating the developed service plan.

We believe that much can be accomplished by treating the youths problems as they emerge, on a day-to-day basis. The management team, Team Leaders, and Residential Youth Workers, work together to provide a therapeutic environment designed to help the child achieve increased emotional stability and improved behavioral functioning and social interaction. This is a structured, richly staffed milieu providing, child and youth work, social work, and psychological services and supports.

Our library of resources is extensive however our primary evidence based tools used in all of our programs are:

  • CAFAS an outcome measurement tool that identifies risks and guides intervention plans
  • Daniel Memorial Institute Independent Living program to assess and teach young people the skills needed for adult life
  • Individual Crisis Management Plans developed for each individual young person starting with their base line, risks, deficits, strengths and the best intervention approaches to be used
  • Therapeutic Crisis Intevention (TCI)a system's approach that addresses strategies to safely deal with at risk behaviours and situations and to teach young people better coping skills.

For further information, inquiries, referrals or employment information contact:

Sudbury 1-705-525-7234 contact Karen Luoma, Executive Director

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