Adolescent Day Program (ADP)
CASA’s Adolescent Day Program (ADP) is a community-based program aimed at improving the social and academic functioning of youth with serious mental health and/or addictions challenges and difficulties at school, so they can successfully reintegrate into their community school.
ADP uses a family-centred approach that involves parents and caregivers as active participants in the treatment.
ADP partners with Edmonton Public Schools to provide intensive group, family, and individual psychotherapies; as well as education in small classroom settings.
Youth are supported to strengthen existing abilities and develop new skills in the areas of interpersonal relationships, problem solving, conflict management, organization, task management, and family function.
Youth attend ADP daily during the school year for an average of 4 months.
Who It’s For
Youth who have not responded as expected to previous clinical interventions.
Youth who are unable to attend a community school because of emotional, psychological, and/or behavioural challenges.
Youth in grades 8-12.
Referrals can be made by psychiatrists and/or therapists (with psychiatrist’s support) through Intake Services of Children, Youth and Families Addiction and Mental Health at 780-342-2701.