Service Levels

Crisis Services / Assessment / Stabilization

 * In an immediate crisis, Police and/or ambulance should be called *


Children and youth in acute behavioural and mental health crisis represent approximately 1% of our population.  In terms of Click for Success, Crisis Services include assessment and stabilization, partnering with other service providers in the community to advocate for adequate mental health crisis intervention and treatment capacity to address the needs of children and youth in our communities; and partnering in the delivery of those services whenever appropriate.

Crisis or emergency situations can occur in the life of any child, youth or their family. As well, crisis events may take place within a school, the community or at a national level. In such circumstances, immediate supports and intervention may be necessary. 

Information about available crisis services in the Nipissing and Parry Sound regions can be accessed through this link:


The natural, caring relationships that have been developed within the school environment, along with the support of family and friends, are also very significant resources for a child or youth in crisis. 

The following information sheets may be useful in guiding how that support is offered:

Coping with Crisis
Helping Children Cope with Loss, Death, and Grief: Tips for Parents and Teachers (NASP PDF)
Helping Children with Special Need Cope with Crisis (NASP website)
Identifying Seriously Traumatized Children: Tips for Parents and Educators(NASP website)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Coping After a Crisis(NASP PDF)
Managing a crisis in the school setting
Dealing With Death at School (NASP website)
How to Handle the Media during a Crisis (NASP website)
Responding to a Death: Tips for Administrators (NASP website)
Memorials/Activities: A List of Do's and Don'ts (NASP PDF)
Threat Assessment
Threat Assessment: Predicting and Preventing School Violence (NASP website)
Preventing Youth Suicide: Tips for Parents and Educators (NASP website)
Save a Friend: Tips for Teens to Prevent Suicide (NASP website)
After a Suicide: Answering Questions from Students (NASP website)