LIFE LINKS/SELF DISCOVERY: Bridging the Transition from Childhood to Adulthood
The Children’s Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent’s Life Links program provides service coordination support to families with children and youth ages 6 through 21.
A family meets with a Life Links social worker to:
- Understand and support the family’s goals
- Work together to create a plan towards goal attainment
- Obtain access to CTC-CK programs (youth groups, specialized life skill groups, short term therapy services)
- Be a part of the transition planning process from childhood to adulthood
- Learn about and gain access to community programs and services
- Seek support and assistance with referrals to community agencies and programs
Please note a confirmed diagnosis of a physical or developmental delay is required to access this program.
For more information or to make a referral to the program, contact the Children’s Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent intake department at (519) 354-0520.
Road Map to Self Discovery or “Self Discovery” Program:
A “coaching” program developed to support youth and young adults ages 14-21 with understanding their abilities and independently working towards setting goals and planning their future.
Participants must have a confirmed physical or developmental diagnosis and express a readiness to begin working towards their personal goals.
Self Discovery participants and their families define transitional goals which may include:
- Development of social skills
- Opportunities to meet new people
- Experiencing new social opportunities (camps)
- Gain and build upon independent living skills
- Identifying volunteer skills and exploring opportunities
- Identifying employment skills and exploring community opportunities
- Identifying apprenticeship, college, university interests
- Understanding relationships and how they impact on life satisfaction
Groups are also offered to youth/young adults that focus on teaching independent life skills.
Self Discovery map: