Community Child & Adolescent Treatment Service (CCATS)
228 Maryland Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3G 1L6
204-958-9600 • 204-958-9618
The Community Child and Adolescent Treatment Service (CCATS) provide a range of community based mental health treatment services to children and adolescents, and their families.
Children and adolescents ages 5 to 18 years and their families in the Winnipeg area who are experiencing emotional, behavioural, or psychiatric difficulties which may be related to:
- Disruptive behaviour, withdrawal or isolation
- Severely inhibited functioning in either school or home
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Attachment and separation
- Gender, sexuality, and identity
- Psychotic symptoms which are not serious enough to need hospitalization
Referrals are accepted from parents, older teenagers (16+), schools, physicians, other health service providers, hospitals, and agencies through the Child & Adolescent Mental Health Centralized Intake Service at 204-958-9660.
Treatment services are provided by a multidisciplinary team of mental health clinicians with a commitment to serving communities with diverse needs in a culturally respectful, safe, and inclusive environment. Family/care provider involvement is supported and encouraged in the client’s treatment. Initially, clients may be offered a brief intervention with client engagement to identify immediate concerns to develop strategies to address concerns at the time of referral to the program.
Treatment interventions may include:
- Individual sessions with the client directly.
- Parent-child and/or family sessions depending on the age of the client.
- Parent support to assist with strategies that could be group-focused interventions or with the assigned mental health clinician.
- Outreach to assist clients and family/care providers that includes a diverse population such as immigrant/refugee clients and families.
- Systems intervention as indicated in the care of the client.
- School consultation may occur with support teachers available to assist with school observations, school intervention and planning in partnership with the various school divisions and MATC.
- Psychiatry/Psychology consultation may be considered in discussion with the mental health clinician.
- Clients may be offered a brief intervention of up to four sessions to address important issues more immediately after referral.