At Bayfield, we create relationships of enduring value and respect with our children and youth, their families, our staff and agencies with whom we partner in our efforts to make a significant difference. Our programs offer care, treatment and private school education for girls and boys experiencing behavioural, psychiatric and neuro-developmental disorders, often with a co-morbid diagnosis, commonly manifesting themselves in extreme behaviour. Many youth referred have experienced significant trauma in their lives, often resulting in high risk taking behaviours including aggression to others, self-harm, running away and substance abuse.
"Bayfield offers quality programs that develop occupational skills, academic skills, life skills, mutual respect, common sense and morality."
At Bayfield, the at risk youth with a history of adversity is helped to develop supportive relationships with adults, to form peer relationships, develop socialization skills, focus on self-worth, engage in appropriate behaviour, practice life skills, manage stressful situations and strengthen family relationships. In our highly supportive environment, the at-risk youth interacts daily with caretakers who consistently reflect the child's positive psychological self. Treatment at Bayfield prioritizes the behavioural stabilization that is required for each youth's progression through a continuum of care into less intrusive environments.
Staff Supported Milieu
Our staffed homes are structured in a manner that brings Child and Youth Care Workers and young people together in common activities and joint problem-solving contexts, providing opportunities for mentoring and caring.
Family Based Care
Bayfield offers professional parenting and foster care experiences that promote normal maturation, healthy personality development and enhance life skills, to prepare youth for independence and re-integration into their home community.
Psychology & Psychiatry
Our Clinical Department consists of Behaviour Therapists, Clinical Therapistsand consulting Psychiatrists. Clinical supervision and psychological testing are provided by a Clinical Psychologist.
Private School Education
Bayfield’s school is designated and inspected as a Private School by the Ontario Ministry of Education and offers academic, pre-vocational and vocational programming. Our Teachers are certified by the Ontario College of Teachers.