Recommended Reading

The Awakened Family – Dr. Shefali Tsabary 

The Whole-Brained Child – Dr.Daniel Siegel & Dr. Tina Payne Bryson

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Local Supports

Contact Hamilton – Entry point for accessing services for children and youth

McMaster Children’s Hospital Community Education Services – Offers courses and workshops for children, teens, adults, and parents/caregivers

Alternatives for Youth – Substance use service for 12-23 year olds. Also offer parenting support and education workshops

Youth Wellness Centre (St. Joe’s) – Programs and services for “emerging adults” 17-25 year olds including peer supports and walk in counselling

Catholic Family Services – Offers various counselling services in Hamilton, including a walk-in counselling

COAST (Crisis Outreach and Support Team) – 24-hour crisis support, call 905-972-8338

Barrett Centre for Crisis Support – Crisis support via phone, in person, or emergency bed stay program for persons 16+

ROCK (Reach Out Centre for Kids) – Burlington lead agency for children’s mental health, offer crisis line and walk in counselling

Kids HelpPhone – phone support for kids, also offers texting

Youthline – LGBTTQQ2SI peer support line in Ontario