CASA Programs

Uplifting Alberta’s Children and Families

The goals of CASA Mental Health’s programs and services are:

  • To offer accessible, effective services to Albertan children and families.
  • To promote knowledge and skill around children’s mental health.

We offer a wide range of treatment programs, as well as education and consultation services. All of our programs are evidence-based and trauma-informed, and incorporate the family and community into treatment.

Program teams may include childcare counsellors, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, addictions counsellors, occupational therapists or other health professionals. Several programs are operated in partnership with other agencies.

CASA Mental Health is funded by Alberta Health Services, the Government of Alberta Ministry of Mental Health and Addiction, and other government partners. Services are always free of charge to families.

Core

Core is the first stop for most families who come to CASA. The program serves children ages three to 17 and provides general mental health treatment. From Core, the therapist is able to step families up or down into more appropriate levels of service if needed.

Core Program

For children ages three to 17. Core addresses a wide range of concerns and will step a family up or down into the most appropriate level of service.

Specialty Programs

These programs focus on specific areas such as family dynamics, parenting, trauma and Indigenous ways of treatment. Some of these programs offer education and consultation services for other service providers.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

A short-term skills group for caregivers with a child who has a suspected or confirmed diagnosis of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

Trauma Program

The Trauma Program nurtures connection and safety in the caregiver-child relationship after experiencing trauma.

Family Therapy Program

Family Therapy helps families understand each other’s needs and find better ways to work together.

Indigenous Services

Provides mental health services for children and families from First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities. Services are based in Indigenous cultures, worldviews and spiritualties.

Residential and Day Programs

Also referred to as “step-up services,” these programs aim to treat chronic or severe mental health challenges. Patients may be struggling to participate in or attend school. Residential and day programs provide mental health treatment within a controlled school environment.

Children’s Day Program

Aims to improve the social and learning skills of children with serious mental health and/or addictions challenges. Children attend the program daily during the school year.

CASA House

CASA House is a live-in program for teens who need support with significant mental health and/or addictions challenges. Teens stay at CASA House for an average of four months.

Adolescent Day Program

Aims to improve the social and learning skills of youth with serious mental health and/or addictions challenges. Youth attend the program daily during the school year.

Preschool Day Program

Provides specialized early childhood mental health care in a small classroom setting. Children attend the program two full days a week during the school year.

CASA Classrooms

CASA’s new model for school-based mental health service classrooms embeds specialized mental health services in select schools in Alberta.

For A Child In Immediate Crisis

If your child is in physical danger or is at risk of harming themselves or someone else, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department.

If your child is in crisis, dial the Edmonton crisis lines at 780-482-4357 or 780-342-7777 for immediate assistance.