School Community Intervention Partnership

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Public Comments COVID-19 Service Change: Program suspended until further notice.
Contact Information
Office Phone 519-432-0881
Fax 519-432-0056
Primary Contact School Community Intervention Partnership (SCIP)/Vanier Children's Services; Phone: 519-432-0881 ext 360 (reception)
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Early response to the mental health needs of elementary school children (Grades 1 to 5)  who present with self-regulation or behavioural difficulties in the school/family/community setting * intervention for external behaviours (throwing, kicking, etc) and internalizing (crying, covert behaviour, etc)

Clinical intervention components offered:
  • intake
  • initial mental health summary report
  • referral to existing community resources that may augment and/or better suit the child’s needs
  • "Warm Hand Off" practices (face-to-face transition of service and formal introductions) where helpful and available
  • referral to existing school-based programs for skill development and academic intervention or assessment
  • quick access to medical and mental health resources for diagnostic and treatment planning where appropriate 
  • psycho-education surrounding interventions, strategies and skills with a focus on parent skill building * may include increasing social and behaviour competencies, enhancing peer relationships, self-regulation development and skill building, and supporting existing strengths
  • consultation on collaborative home or classroom strategies when requested to support communication and skill development
  • education regarding distress tolerance, coping and managing dysregulated behaviours
  • information sharing and consultation for parents and school personnel regarding community resources and programs for both child and adult

Involves of a number of organizations including:

  • Vanier Children's Services 
  • London District Catholic School Board
  •  Thames Valley District School Board
  • Conseil scolaire Viamonde
  • Conseil scolaire catholique Providence
  • Wellkin (formerly known as OECYC - Elgin Child and Youth Centre)
Hours Hours are flexible Mon-Fri * call for details
Areas Served Middlesex County
Boundaries Middlesex
Eligibility Ages: 6 year(s) - 13 year(s) 
Elementary school children Grades 1 to 5 in Thames Valley District School Board, London District Catholic School Board, Providence, and Viamonde School Board
Application Referrals must be initiated by school personnel
For services available within the Francophone boards, call SCIP 519-432-0881 ext 359 for more details
Languages English ; French
Fees Free
Agency Information
Established 2006
Primary Executive Margaret Zaczek, Clinical Team Leader, Vanier Children's Mental Wellness; Phone: 519-432-0881 ext 353; Email:
Funding Ministry of Children and Youth
Site Information
Site Location London (East)
Located In Community London
Address & Map
871 Trafalgar St
London, ON N5Z 1E6
Intersection Trafalgar St and Pegler St
Physical Access Partially Accessible

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