In August 2013, the MOMH Draft Service Framework was released and sets out core services and key processes that will be funded by MCYS. Seven core services along with two key processes were confirmed within a continuum of needs-based mental health services and support. The Draft Service Framework was recently updated by MCYS as the“Program Guidelines and Requirements # 01: Core Services and Key Processes” effective July 2015.
1. Brief Services
2. Targeted Prevention
3. Counselling and Therapy Services
4. Family/Caregiver Capacity Building & Support
5. Specialized Consultation & Assessments
6. Crisis Support Services
7. Intensive Treatment Services
2. Service Coordination/Case Management
Continuum of Needs
The continuum of needs is a tool that was developed as part of A Shared Responsibility – Ontario’s Framework for Child and Youth Mental Health to help categorize the level of mental health needs and services to address mental health problems in individual children and youth based on their severity.