Mental Health Services for Children, Youth & Families

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.

Population Served

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:

  • Depression
  • Disruptive behaviour, withdrawal or isolation
  • Severely inhibited functioning in either school or home
  • Anxiety
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Attachment and separation
  • Gender, sexuality, and identity
  • Psychotic symptoms which are not serious enough to need hospitalization

Referral Process

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.

Services Offered

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.

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