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Coordinated Service Planning

Coordinated Service Planning is available at a community level and provides system capacity for child/youth centered, family focused service planning requiring inter-agency and cross-sectoral collaboration.

The outcome of coordinated service planning for a child/youth and the family/caregiver will be an integrated service plan with identified, measurable goals, and services and supports that are joined up effectively to address identified needs in support of goal achievement. The integrated service plan is agreed to by the child/youth (where appropriate), family/caregiver and participating agencies, and its implementation is a shared responsibility.

The Service Planning Coordinator provides systems level coordination and support to complex special needs children and their families in those situations where, because of the number of services involved and/or the level of support needed and/or the complexity of the situation, additional service coordination is required.

Tele-Mental Health

Ontario’s Tele-Mental Health Service provides children and youth in rural, remote and underserved communities with access to specialized mental health consultations through videoconferencing. It connects children and youth, who are already receiving mental health services, to a specialist who can help them.

Hands is one of six Tele-Mental Health Service coordination agencies supporting access for community service providers.

Access Tele-Mental Health forms.