Flexible support available when and where you need it
One-to-one support for children and adolescents who are exhibiting unusual behaviours and/or are experiencing mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and eating disorder, among others.
Families typically call Bartimaeus when there is a concern that a child or an adolescent is:
• displaying aggressive/violent behaviours
• overly withdrawn or has difficulty with establishing/maintaining social relationships
• experiencing marked decrease in academic performance
• hurting themselves, such as cutting, or has suicidal thoughts/ideation
• experiencing severe mood swings
• experiencing self-care difficulties
• having issues with substance abuse
Services are offered in the family home, hospital, at school, university/college campus, or anywhere in the community, and often during transitions in a child’s or an adolescent’s life.
Family home: develop and implement programs that reinforce acceptable and productive behaviours.
Hospital: support is provided to assist with behavioural needs during hospitalization and upon discharge.
Parent Help: for parents and guardians struggling to determine the best way to respond to their child’s special and unique needs. We offer coaching support that focuses on the present, the challenges and possible solutions.
Elementary school: support is available to assist with behavioural issues, skill development, and learning-appropriate behaviours, as well as to provide support and encouragement.
College and university: support is available for students during transition to university/college and ongoing, as needed, during the academic year.
Youth Justice System: we work with families are involved with the youth justice system.