COACH is an intensive, year-long community-based treatment and academic program that provides emotional, behavioural and academic wraparound intervention and support for 30 boys and girls with profound emotional, behavioural and academic issues. The COACH 1 site is for children/youth ages 5-11, and the COACH Expansion site is for children/youth ages 12-15.
Children/youth supported by COACH have experienced severe emotional, sexual, and/or physical abuse/neglect, have long-standing and pervasive emotional or behavioural problems, and sporadic or no school attendance. They are involved with the child welfare and justice systems.
The COACH team, which includes COACH mentors, teachers, principals, professional and community resource/support people, psychologists, and behavioural consultants provide a strength-based wraparound approach for the child/youth and their families/guardians to attain personal and academic achievements.
COACH provides a combination of academic, emotional, behavioural and life skills learning in a small, off-site school setting. Goals of COACH include reintegrating the child/youth into