Blue Hills Child and Family Centre
The York Centre for Children, Youth and Families


Both I and the Boards of Directors of Blue Hills Child and Family Centre and The York Centre for Children, Youth and Families are very pleased to announce that our organizations have amalgamated. As of November 1st, we are all very proud to be moving forward as York Hills Centre for Children, Youth and Families.

York Hills Centre provides a spectrum of high quality services to children and youth ages 0- 18 years and their families. Our assessment and treatment services include a range of dedicated professional staff that are delivering individual, family and group counselling, community and in-school clinical supports, residential services, day treatment services, alternative dispute resolution, family mediation, etc.

As a newly merged organization we look forward to more efficiently and effectively delivering a broader continuum of treatment and assessment services. Please feel free to contact us at either 905-773-4323 ext. 0 or at 905-737-8927 ext. 0 and we will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.

Dean Rokos
Executive Director
York Hills Centre for Children, Youth and Families

Treatment Philosophy

  1. Children/youth should be provided with opportunities to experience a home, educational and community environment that promotes the development of self-acceptance, age-appropriate independence and satisfaction in relationships.
  2. Children/youth are resilient and have the ability to use a nurturing, stimulating, predictable and safe environment to overcome adversity.
  3. Children, youth and their families need to develop coping skills that lead to appropriate functional behaviours in society.
  4. Where there is a confirmed or suspected medical or psychiatric condition, it must be viewed as part of the system influencing the child’s development.
  5. Families are able to adapt and alter patterns of communication and/or behaviours in order to meet the needs of family members.
  6. Treatment must be provided in the least intrusive, most enabling manner.
  7. Treatment methodologies must be based on an individualized plan, which is regularly revised as part of a continuous planning process.
  8. Treatment, to be effective, must be planned, individualized and implemented by a multi-disciplinary team of professionals and provided in a normalized setting.
  9. Treatment, to be effective, must include the input from the child, youth and family.