Teen Community Outings

Teen Community Outings Group

Who is Group for?:

  • Teenagers, with or without a formal diagnosis, who want to meet new peers and explore the community and all the activities available. 
  • Each group is formed based on kids of a similar age, who meet once a week
  • The overall age range for this group is 13-18 years

Time & Location:  Teen Community Groups will run once a week, Thursdays 10:15-11:45 (in the basement of City Light Church – 550 Obed Ave).

General Registration Info:

  • There are 4-6 spots per group. Registration will be first come first serve 
  • If all spots fill up prior to your registration, you will be added to a waitlist
  • We will do our best to add more groups based on the number of similar-aged kids on the waitlist

Current Clients: Must be approved by the child’s clinical team before registering. Clients must fill out a registration form for each module, which the Group Coordinator will email to all eligible clients, a couple of weeks before the start of each module. 

New Clients: Please fill out our Waitlist Intake Form here and one of our Directors will contact you to set up an intake call

  • Screening: The Group Coordinator, Ikjot Kaur, will contact you to set up a 30 minute in-person screening. Ikjot will meet with your child one on one, then observe your child interact with peers at Little Steps Therapy Services. The screening costs $120. Finance-related questions can be sent to amber@mylittlesteps.net

Waitlist: Registration is open throughout the school year. Current and new Clients will be added to a waitlist for the next available group spot, if the current groups are full and/or if the registration form is filled out later than the module deadline.

Group Session Cancellation Policy: Please contact the office if your child is going to miss a session admin@mylittlesteps.net or (250) 386-1171. All sessions will be charged unless given withdraw notice of 2 weeks

Withdrawing from Group: Two weeks notice is required to withdraw from group.

Costs:

  • Groups are $67.50/ hour or a total of $101.25 for the 1.5 hour group (1 session of group), billed weekly. This cost includes Clinical supervision from the Behaviour Consultant, a Lead Behavioural Interventionist and an assistant Behavioral Interventionist. Weekly update emails from the Group Leader and an end-of-module report will be provided. Additional needs billed separately.
  • Additional costs may be billed depending on the outing/activity for the week. 

Group Goals & Focus Areas:

  • Neurodiversity affirming practice 
  • Weekly plans based on the Teens’ expressed ideas and interests 
  • Focusing on problem solving, perspective-taking, self-advocacy, and community exploration
  • Additional curriculums will be integrated as needed, within an interest-based approach, through naturally occurring teaching moments 

 

Any questions can be directed to the Group Coordinator (Ikjot) at ikjot@mylittlesteps.net or the Little Steps office (250) 386-1171 admin@mylittlesteps.net