The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre Adolescent Treatment program is located inside an Ottawa-Carleton District community high school, with two classrooms, a kitchen and dining room, and three counselling offices. It offers adolescents with serious psychiatric or mental health concerns, academic and psychiatric services from a multidisciplinary/multi-agency team.
The M.F. McHugh Education Centre provides the adolescents in the program a learning environment that incorporates appropriate pedagogical practices for each students’ specialized educational needs. This includes effective and safe accommodations, and team-based academic planning in accordance with the Ontario Ministry of Education curriculum standards.
Students in our program are working towards meeting the Course expectations outlined in the Ontario Curriculum. All students have an Individual Education Plan (IEP) created by the classroom teacher in collaboration with the youth’s parent/guardian. In order to focus on Social Emotional Learning, all students in our program have Alternative pages in their IEP which focus on Learning Skills.