The Connor Homes Ontario Residential Treatment Network provides assessment, consultation and therapy services in partnership with Quinte Assessment and Treatment Group and Quinte Counselling Services, both in person and through a televideo system. Aftercare includes ongoing services for youth and Professional Caregivers as well as training and therapy sessions for biological parents, caregivers and other community partners.

Programs

Residential Treatment
Foster Care Treatment
Semi-Independent Treatment
Day Programs
Indigenous Treatment Program
Specialized Treatment
Therapy

Native Treatment Program

It is our goal to promote cultural competency during the process of treatment. In understanding the importance of family and community when caring for Native youth - the involvement of these members is highly encouraged in this programming and the direction of elders is greatly respected.

Our programming includes:

Therapy
Our coordinator is a Native psychotherapist and has clinical expertise in the history and present day issues effecting Native youth and their families, such as intergenerational trauma. She is available to the psychotherapists working with Native youth for consultation.

Arts Programming
Each of the homes is provided with the resources for youth to explore and practice the arts and crafts of their Native customs, such as soapstone carving . Youth are also given opportunities to participate in workshops, such as drum making. Native music is celebrated and inspirational Aboriginal artists and positive role models such as Shibastik have performed for our youth at events. A library of Native legends and storybooks and educational resources on history and culture are available for children, foster parents and the staff working with these youth. In addition, the program is aiming to ensure all homes are provided with language workbooks for the youth to practice their traditional tongue.

Cooking/Baking
Children have access to customary foods and foster parents are encouraged to have traditional recipes on the menu such as "Indian Tacos". Cultural events often organize potlucks where hunting seasons are celebrated and wild meat such as moose and goose are served. Youth often enjoy friendly bannock competitions between households.

Spiritual
Treatment with the holistic approach of using the teachings of the medicine wheel and four directions are highly encouraged within the homes. Children are given the resources to smudge and opportunities to work with an elder. Talking circles are used as the forum to discuss weekly issues in the homes. Children are given opportunities to participate in local and regional pow wows, and every year the children can attend the Canadian Aboriginal Festival.

Our Native Treatment Program Coordinator is Jenny Sutherland and may be contacted at
jennysutherland@connorhomes.ca
613-612-6298

 

 
Main Office:
26 Doxsee Ave. N, P.O. Box 449
Campbellford, ON
K0L 1L0
Tel: 705.653.2374
Fax: 705.653.3161
General Inquiries:
Main Office
Sean Connor

Central East Region
South East Region
Eastern (Ottawa) Region
Liz Doll

North East Region
South West Region
Hamilton/Niagara
Executive Director:
Bob Connor