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OGWADENI:DEO (Six Nations Child and Family Services) - Native Child Welfare Prevention program offering individual, couple, family and group counseling, as well as a variety of social, recreational and leisure programs and seasonal special events. Includes child protection services built to reflect Values and Principles based on the Traditions of the Haudenosaunee. http://www.sixnations.ca/CWD/

Alternatives for Youth – Provides drug and alcohol related services for 12 to 22 year olds and their families. This website provides a summary of programs and services offered, the approach they take, contact information and resource web links. http://ay.on.ca/

Boys and Girls Clubs of Hamilton – Provides safe, supportive places where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life (ie. drop-in programs, childcare, camp, employment, etc.). http://www.kboysandgirlsclub.com/index.html

Contact Hamilton – An entry point to services for children and youth with emotional, behavioral or developmental concerns and adults with developmental disabilities in Hamilton-Wentworth. This website offers information about their service, an outline of Hamilton Children’s Services, a resource database and links to other websites. http://contacthamilton.com/main/?wptheme=contact

Thrive Child and Youth Trauma Services – This program offers specialized mental health services to immigrant and refugee children, youth, and their families who have experienced trauma in another country, while on their journey to Canada, or while in Canada. http://www.thrivechildandyouth.ca/

  • Six Nations Crisis Services 1-866-445-2204 or 445-2204
  • Ganohkwasra 519-445-4324
  • Brant Crisis Response at 1-866-811-7188
  • Crisis Assessment & Support Team of Halidmand-Norfolk at 1-866-487-2278

Children’s Mental Health Ontario - Mental health resources, mental health events, news, and reports. http://www.cmho.org/

Hincks-Dellcrest Centre - The Hincks-Dellcrest Centre is a children’s mental health treatment, research and teaching centre. Under Resources and Publications, view the ABCs of Mental Health which includes a Teacher Resource and Parent Resource. Both of these include a separate section on building mental health, as well as individual chapters on mental health problems. http://www.hincksdellcrest.org/  

Lives in the Balance (Changing the conversation about ^and with behaviourally challenging kids). This website of Child Psychologist Ross W. Greene, Ph.D. contains an ample amount of free resources – including guided tours, streaming video, a vast Listening Library, and lots of other helpful information and tools. Parents/caregivers and educators will find this website useful in understanding and applying the Collaborative and Proactive Solutions approach which is being used throughout HWDSB. http://www.livesinthebalance.org/

Psychology Foundation of Canada - Program downloads for parents, schools and professionals including booklets on stress management at home/school and in the workplace, building resiliency, and diversity. Also includes links to videos.  https://www.psychologyfoundation.org/Public/Default.aspx?hkey=1fc94b36-859d-45fd-a324-21e0e479a0bc&WebsiteKey=7ec8b7ce-729b-4aff-acd8-2f6b59cd21ab

Online Resources

Resources for Children and Youth

Emergency / Crisis contacts

If you or someone you care about is feeling like they might hurt themselves or someone else, call 911, contact one of the services below, or go to your nearest emergency room. You also can call Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 if you have questions about how to proceed.

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Local Resources

Ohsweken / Six Nations and surrounding area

Hamilton and surrounding area


Call Us:  1-289-639-5604

  • COAST (Crisis Outreach and Support Team) at 905-972-8338
  • St. Josephs Hospital EPT at 905-522-4941​