Residential Placements

Most children who enter care at Parkerville Children and Youth Care are initially placed into a residential placement, where carers care for up to four children. Sometimes special purpose houses are set up to cater for the individual needs of different children or siblings groups. Children who live in residential placements are cared for by professional carers. The objective of the residential placement is to provide a therapeutic and intensive environment in which children can develop and heal from their previous abuse with a multidisciplinary team of professionals available to provide support and services to the children.

Following a comprehensive assessment, a decision is determined as to whether the children will be reunified with their biological family or transitioned to a long term placement know as Therapeutic Foster Care.