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Thursday, June 18 • 5:15pm - 7:45pm
Evaluation Of The Day Treatment Program: A Holistic Approach To Education And Intervention In The Early Years

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Abstract #288
Evaluation of the Day Treatment Program: A Holistic Approach to Education and Intervention in the Early Years
Presenter: Angela Lenis Co - Presenter: Julie Gamboz  
Abstract:
The following report examines the outcomes of an early years intervention known as the Day Treatment Program. This program, located at Adventure Place, a children’s mental health agency in Toronto, Canada, serves children between the ages of 4 and 7 years, with moderate to severe needs. Children are treated by teachers and teacher-therapists, as well as a multi-disciplinary team, including social work, speech and language, psychological, and in-home support services. The agency employs a strength-based approach to intervention, focusing on family strengths to promote family engagement, increase child functioning, and overall family resiliency. Using a quantitative design, this evaluation investigated 8 key questions related to program goals. Findings suggest that the program is improving overall child and family functioning, particularly in the areas of children’s coping skills and caregiver advocacy and knowledge. These findings could help inform other community agencies on effective practices around treatment for children and families, as well as in completing successful evaluation projects in local community settings. This abstract is being submitted for a poster presentation.

Presenters
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Angela Lenis

Evaluation Coordinator, Adventure Place
Angela Lenis is the Evaluation Coordinator at Adventure Place, a children's mental health agency in Toronto. Angela has a Master of Arts in Child Study and Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto, as well as an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education. Along with her work in research and program evaluation, Angela works as an Occasional Teacher with the Toronto District School... Read More →

Co-Presenters
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Julie Gamboz

Psychometrist at Adventure Place | Julie Gamboz is a Psycho-Educational Consultant at Adventure Place, where she provides assessment and consultation services to children involved with the agency. Julie also oversees many of the agency's evaluation initiatives. She received her Master's degree in Psychology from Columbia University.


Thursday June 18, 2015 5:15pm - 7:45pm
King's Gym Gymnasium, King's College

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