CASA Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health
A charitable organization providing mental health services for infants, children and their families in the Edmonton and area as well as servicing patients in central and northern Alberta.
Mission: To advance the mental health of infants, children and adolescents through family-centred clinical services, education, research, and advocacy.
Vision: CASA delivers innovative mental health services for infants, children, adolescents and their families and is an effective advocate for children’s mental health.
Core Values: Family, Respect, Accountability, Collaboration and Innovation.
The goals of CASA’s programs and services are:
To offer accessible, effective mental health services to children and families from the Edmonton Region and Central and Northern Alberta
To promote knowledge and skill in the field of children’s mental health.
Offer a wide range of assessment and treatment programs, as well as professional training and consultation. CASA’s programs range in intensity from early identification, assessment and primary intervention, to intensive tertiary level treatment. All of our programs are evidence-based, community-based, and trauma-informed.
The programs operate primarily from four locations in Edmonton: CASA Downtown, CASA Centre, CASA Fort Road, and CASA House. The clinical teams include childcare counsellors, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers and occupational therapists. Assessments and subsequent interventions are guided by a bio-psycho-social (biological, psychological, social) framework that considers the family and community as integral to the healthy functioning of the child. Hence our clinicians work with the family and other support systems to maximize effectiveness. Several programs are operated in partnership with other agencies and sectors of services for children.
- One to one
- Children/Youth in Care
- Aboriginal Children/Youth
- Children/Youth with a Disability
- Sexual Minority Children/Youth