CASA Programs

Uplifting Alberta’s Children and Families

CASA Mental Health’s programs aim to:

  • Offer accessible, effective services to Albertan children and families.
  • Promote knowledge and skill around children’s mental health.

CASA’s wide range of programs are evidence-based and trauma-informed, and incorporate the family and community into treatment.

Program teams may include mental health therapists, 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. CASA’s programs 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 for other treatment 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 by providing treatment in a controlled school environment. Patients may be struggling to participate in or attend school.

Children’s Day Program

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

CASA House

A live-in program for teens who need support with significant mental health and/or addiction 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 addiction 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. These classrooms embed mental health services directly into select schools across 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 distress line at 780-482-4357 for immediate assistance.

May 1-7 is Mental Health Week.

For thousands of families across Alberta, every week is Mental Health Week. Support CASA Mental Health and help empower our kids and families thrive.