The VCH Youth Day Treatment Program is a 12 week outpatient substance use treatment program serving youth 16-24 living in the Vancouver Coastal Health Region. Youth are asked to have some goals around their substance use, which can be flexible. The program works with youth identifying harm reduction goals, abstinence goals, and everything in between. The program works to include multi-barrier youth, including those experiencing homelessness, mental health concerns, and trauma. Both group work and individual work are offered, with a focus on topics such as healthy relationships, relapse prevention, and building healthy community. Clinicians in the program are skilled in a variety of treatment modalities, and work from a trauma informed lens. The Day Treatment Program is committed to providing accessible and relevant programing around substance use, and its impact on participants. Based on a holistic and trauma informed and harm reduction model, youth will engage in a variety of content providing therapeutic connections and support through individualized treatment plans and goal setting.
Download the Vancouver Youth Day Treatment Program brochure.
The VCH Youth Day Treatment Program offers group therapy 4 times a week, and Individual therapy as needed by clients. Staff includes an Intake Clinician, Concurrent Disorder Clinician, and Social Worker. ?