The jerome d. diamond adolescent Centre (jdd)
Fully accredited by the Toronto District School Board
The JDD is a youth mental health centre that provides services to youth between the ages of 11 and 17 from grades 6-11 who are experiencing psychological, behavioural 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 JDD 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.
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. Our 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 manage our students' 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.
If you are interested in discussing enrollment, please contact the JDD Manager at 416.482.3023 x 225
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.
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