The Jerome D. Diamond Adolescent Centre (JDD) is a children’s mental health centre, dedicated to providing hope and help to youth with educational, emotional and/or behavioural challenges. Over the past four decades, the Diamond Centre has helped hundreds of young people turn around their challenging lives and rejoin the mainstream with newfound competence and skills. The Centre’s professional team is comprised of social workers, child and youth workers, special education teachers and a consulting psychiatrist and psychologist.
The JDD’s treatment services help youth and their families develop emotional, social and behavioural skills to successfully manage their issues, with the goal of re-integration into an appropriate community school. In addition to classroom instruction, students may receive one-on-one counselling with a child care worker and/or family counselling with a social worker. The Diamond Centre’s educational program is fully accredited by the Toronto District School Board.
Community financial support is urgently needed to ensure that the JDD will be able to continue its tradition of excellence and develop new initiatives to build strong futures for youth with complex needs. To find out how you can support the Centre, contact 416.638.7800 x 6999.
Jerome D. Diamond Adolescent Centre
196 Keewatin Avenue
Toronto, ON M4P 1Z8
By Transit: From Eglinton subway station, take the #103 Mount Pleasant Bus to Erskine Ave. Walk one block north to Keewatin.
Evaluating the Processes and Outcomes of a Day Treatment Program and Mental Health Treatment Centre:
The Jerome D. Diamond Adolescent Centre
This report summarizes the Jerome D. Diamond Adolescent Centre (JDD) evaluation, which was conducted during the 2010-2011 academic year. The JDD, founded in 1974, is a day treatment and mental health treatment centre owned and operated by Jewish Family & Child (JF&CS), and provided in partnership with the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) as a Section 23 program.
The JDD provides services to youth between the ages of 12 and 17 who are experiencing psychological and/or academic challenges. Up to 34 students can be enrolled per academic year, with a yearly average of between 28 to 34 students. Counselling services are provided to students and their parents, legal guardians, siblings, and other family members. On average, approximately 50 family members receive counselling per academic year. The centre is staffed by a multi-disciplinary professional team consisting of four special education teachers, two social workers, four child and youth workers, a transition support worker, an administrative assistant, a manager, and a consulting psychiatrist/psychologist.
READ THE FULL EVALUATION HERE