TIER DEFINITIONS:

Tier 1 – All children, youth and their families

Tier 2 – Children and youth identified as being at risk for, or who are experiencing, mental health problems that affect their functioning in some areas such as at home, school and/or in the community. They would receive services such as targeted prevention, brief services, and counselling.

Tier 3 – Children and Youth identified as experiencing significant mental health problems that affect functioning in some areas, such as home, school and in the community. They would receive services such as counselling and therapy, specialized consultation and crisis support services.

Tier 4 – Children and youth identified as experiencing the most severe, complex, rare or chronic/persistent diagnosable mental health problems that significantly impair functioning in most areas such as home, school and in the community. In addition to services provided in Level 3, they would also require Intensive Treatment Services such as residential treatment, Day Treatment, Intensive Home Services.