Publications


Building Positive Supports: A Guide for Families, Self-Advocates and Service Providers

This guide aims to build genuine relationships with families, self-advocates and service providers. It was developed by York Support Services Network (YSSN) to strengthen the working partnerships between families, self-advocates and the service providers. Many of the recommendations from this guide come from families and self-advocates who have lived through first-hand experiences. Input was gathered over several months including what has worked well and what could be improved. Family Peer Mentors were involved in gathering information and seeking feedback from families to help put together a comprehensive guide.

This project was funded by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) through a Modernization grant in January 2018.

Building Positive Supports: A Guide for Families, Self-Advocates and Service Providers

 

Resources from section 3 of the guide

Resources from section 4 of the guide


Mental Health Senior Caregiver Handbook

This handbook serves as a self-help guide for senior caregivers aged 55 and older, living in York Region or South Simcoe who are caring for a family member with a mental health challenge. It includes resources and supports that can help connect seniors and their loved one(s) to local formal and informal supports earlier on in the process, so that they may both live a more meaningful life.

This initiative has been funded by the Government of Canada-New Horizons for Seniors Program. 

Mental Health Senior Caregiver Handbook - English

Mental Health Senior Caregiver Handbook - French


Connections

Connections is a guide to transition planning that has been developed to assist parents and individuals as they transition from school to life in the community. The guide is intended to provide readers with information on transition planning and the issues that need to be addressed, starting at a very young age, in order to develop a successful transition plan. Readers will learn about tools and community resources that can assist them through these life transitions as they work to make their dreams become realities. Please click on the link below for the updated guide.

Connections Guide (English)
Connections Guide (French) coming soon


Supports and Services for Persons with a Dual Diagnosis

An updated version of the handy resource manual, Supports and Services for Persons with a Dual Diagnosis, is now available. Originally developed in 2003 under the direction of the Simcoe York Dual Diagnosis Education Committee, this manual is updated on an annual basis by York Support Services Network staff and shared throughout the community.

To access a PDF version of the 2008 edition of Supports and Services for Persons with a Dual Diagnosis, please click on the link below.

Supports and Services for Persons with a Dual Diagnosis (Family Resource Manual) - 2009