Responding To The Needs Of Our Youth

By Rochelle Benoit – December 16, 2016

In our local high schools, students with mental health challenges are facing a harsh reality. If they don’t fit within specific guidelines of a diagnosis, they are left to fend for themselves, often resulting in chronic absenteeism, disconnecting from school and school-based activities, and eventually leading to a withdrawal from school altogether.

Carizon Family and Community Services, in partnership with the Waterloo Region District School Board, received a grant from The KWCF to develop specialized programming to address the needs of these at-risk students.


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