The Community Support Team offers counselling services to youth in Kenora, Sioux Lookout and Fort Frances as well as surrounding communities.
The primary referral source is the Youth Justice Case Managers from the Kenora District. All Community Support Team involvements with youth are intended to achieve two goals: 1) To empower the youth to take responsibility for themselves and their behavior and 2) To teach skills that will assist the youth in making more thoughtful, responsible decisions in the future.
The approach utilized is based on the premise of what is most likely to make a positive difference for the particular individual. The intervention for each client will be developed in response to their individual risks and needs. Integral to the Creighton philosophy is the belief that Cognitive Behavioural approaches that address thinking errors, false beliefs and cognitive distortions, have proven to be effective for youth in conflict with the law. Psychological assessment and consultations are also made available through the Community Support Team.
In order to address the needs of young persons in this service, the CST will provide a variety of individual and where feasible, group programs. These include cognitive-based interventions designed to address criminogenic needs in risk areas such as: anger management, skill development, victim awareness and sexual offences. Gender specific programming will be offered for females and males. Family counselling is an integral part of the focus on reducing youth crime recidivism. When appropriate, referrals for specialized treatment will also be supported.
Kenora/Rainy River Office Located on
Rabbit Lake Road in Kenora
Kenora / Rainy River Community Support Team
243 Rabbit Lake Road
Kenora, Ontario, P9N 4L8
Phone: (807) 548-2835 / Fax: (807) 2838
Fort Frances Office
1455 Idylwild Drive, Nanicost Complex
Fort Frances, Ontario, P9A 3M6
Phone: 807-274-0999 / Fax: 807-274-0801
Sioux Lookout Satellite Office
37 Queen Street – P.O. Box 1235
Sioux Lookout, Ontario, P8T 1B8