Peel Wraparound Process – Adolescent Team:

Our Peel Wraparound Process – Adolescent Team is a community-based outreach service offered to youth and families with complex mental health difficulties who are clients of Peel Children’s Aid Society and have not had success with traditional services.

This program has a specialized, multi-disciplinary adolescent team comprised of staff from Associated Youth Services of Peel, Peel Children’s Aid Society and Peel Children’s Centre.

Wraparound is a team-based planning process developed by John Vandenberg and Mary Grealish (1996). The Wraparound Process increases the "natural support" available to a family by strengthening interpersonal relationships and using other resources that are available in the family's network of social and community relationships. Clients choose formal and informal support systems to "wrap around" their family.

To help prevent family breakdown, clients also have access to other services at Peel Children's Centre, including Respite Services, Connect, Volunteer Services and Crisis Response Service.


Who is eligible for this service?
We offer this service to youth ages 12 to 16, living in the Region of Peel, and their families who are clients of Peel Children’s Aid Society and have needs that cross multiple sectors. The youth typically have the following characteristics:

  • they are at risk of harming themselves or others,
  • they are at risk of family breakdown, or losing their home or school placement,
  • they are at risk of needing services legislated by the Youth Criminal Justice Act,
  • they have witnessed violence of suffered physical abuse,
  • they may have medical or developmental problems,
  • they and/or their parents have a history of mental health issues, and
  • their families have multiple stressors, and diminished coping and problem-solving abilities.

What do we do?
First, our Wraparound Facilitator helps the youth and family discover their culture and strengths. Then we support them to develop and implement a creative plan that responds to their particular needs.

The plan includes a support team of professionals, service providers, family members, friends and neighbours. Together with this team, we work with the youth and family to strengthen their skills, resources and support


Our work in the community is supported by a Community Resource Team comprised of representatives from child and youth services, recreation, faith, community volunteers, and past clients. This team reflects the diversity of the broader Peel community.

How do you access this service?
The referral process is internal to the Adolescent Team, with the Family Services Worker at Peel Children’s Aid Society completing and faxing a referral to 905-696-0354.

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