Therapy Services for Indigenous Youth
We have worked with youth in Indigenous/First Nations, Inuit and Métis Communities for over 15 years. As pioneers in providing culturally sensitive and consistent services to remote First Nations communities, we are able to support youths to develop their skills academically, physically, and mentally.
Anderson Therapy Services has provided services for many remote communities who may not otherwise receive allied-health and mental health supports. Our service delivery model is built on a combination of visits to schools, daycare centers and nursing stations/health centres as well as weekly online videoconferencing therapy sessions. The key to our success is creating close relationships with community members and training local staff to help with therapy sessions. This important connection not only fosters capacity building but allows the therapy program to thrive. Working in partnership results in children achieving their goals while receiving services in their home community.
Over the years, we have been invited to various communities across Canada to provide our services. We work closely with the child’s family, educators, school personnel and health care providers to provide the best treatment possible. We are always honoured when asked to collaborate with community Chiefs, directors, Elders, and Jordan’s Principle Case Managers.
Our team of therapists have experience traveling to remote areas to conduct assessments and treatment, along with providing follow-up services online. During our visits, we also provide training for local staff. We can develop customized training workshops and courses for your family and staff members that will be closely involved with the therapy programs.
The Anderson Therapy team prides in their culturally-sensitive, innovative and sustainable service model. We work closely with Health and Education Directors. Funding sources include health, core funding in education, special education and Jordan’s Principle.