Assertive Continuing Care

Continuing Care is a critically important phase along the treatment continuum. Relapse rates as high of 60%-75% are not uncommon in the first 30 days following discharge from live-in treatment, and this concerning reality can often be associated with a lack of timely and effective help and case management upon completion of the live-in phase.

In order to reduce the risks that lead to relapse and to facilitate community linkage and support, Assertive Continuing Care (ACC) counsellors engage youth and families immediately after the live-in phase has ended (usually within 24-48 hours). ACC services are available to all DSYTC live-in participants (regardless of whether or not program completion was obtained) and extend for up to 12-weeks (3-months) after live-in discharge.