A Dynamic School Program That Provides Educational Services For Youth Aged Fourteen To Seventeen Years Old
The interagency partnership between Intersect and School District No.57 was initially formed in 1994 to meet the identified needs of youth with significant mental health issues. These youth are in need of intensive interventions to facilitate their healthy participation and reintegration within the community. The goal of the partnership is to foster and enhance resiliency so that each client develops his/her capacity to interact with and contribute to the community. An integral component of the service is a transition back into a more "traditional" educational environment. The focus of the integrated service is the mental, social, emotional, behavioral, academic and cultural needs of the youth. The identified youth receive service through integrated services provided by both agencies and the community. The School District and Intersect share resources and expertise in providing intensive services for the youth. Referral is through Intersect therapists and screening is done in collaboration with the Intersect school program team.
Philosophy and Goals:
The philosophy and goal of Intersect School Program is to work collaboratively so that "at risk" youth receiving services from Intersect Youth and Family Services Society can grow and achieve independence in their academic and emotional well-being, in order to transition to a more traditional educational setting or to the workplace.
Referral and Intake Process:
Students registered in a secondary school must be receiving services at Intersect Youth and Family Services Society and be referred by their primary Clinician/Therapist. The youth must be experiencing challenges that do not allow for success in other district school programs and the youth must be committed to attending the Intersect School Program. The Intersect Clinician/Therapist is responsible for completing the referral and submitting it to the Intersect School Committee.
Intersect Youth and Family Services Society
1294 — 3rd Avenue
Prince George, B.C. V2L 3E7
250-562-6639 Fax: 250-562-4692