Welcome to the Behavioural Health Foundation

WelcomeThe Behavioural Health Foundation provides long term residential addictions treatment programming for men, women, teens and family units experiencing a variety of addiction problems and co-occurring mental health concerns.

Addictions treatment programs are designed to offer graduated opportunities for equipping a person with the vocational, intellectual and communicative skills necessary for successful reintegration into society. Dependents of persons involved in addictions treatment programming are also accommodated on-site in residence and in the program as appropriate.

 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Behavioural Health Foundation is to provide quality behavioural health services of a holistic nature to men, women, dependent children and youth leading to personal and family wellness in areas of education, employment, health and family values.

The ongoing fulfillment of this mission will reduce the harm to individuals and family units that is caused by the misuse of substances, other addictive behaviours, and co-occurring mental health concerns.

Core Values

  1. The Behavioural Health Foundation welcomes and promotes diversity in societal and cultural values amongst members.
  2. Members have the right to be treated with dignity and respect.
  3. Members have the right to receive treatment without discrimination regarding race, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation or age.
  4. Members have the right to have their religious beliefs respected.
  5. Members should recognize that their best interests may be better served by referring or releasing the member to another agency or professional.

BHF Philosophy

The philosophy is based on the belief that no person is an island unto themselves and that self-help comes from helping others.  The positive power that resides in everyone can overcome the negative aspects of life.  And, if we are to learn and to teach, we must attach ourselves to an environment that is created and dedicated to the betterment of humanity.  We cannot cross a desert until we have prepared ourselves.  We cannot travel the road of life blaming those about us, but rather we must accept responsibility for ourselves and each other and conquer each situation that we meet.  Our pasts have been written and cannot be erased.  Therefore, we must work and concentrate for today with a vision of tomorrow.

Model of Care

The Behavioural Health Foundation is a residential therapeutic community that uses a hierarchical model with treatment stages that reflect increased levels of personal and social responsibility. Peer influence, mediated through a variety of group processes, is used to help individuals learn and assimilate social norms and develop more effective social skills.

The therapeutic community model differs from other treatment approaches principally in the use of the “community as method” concept, comprising treatment staff and residents, as key agents of change. Therapeutic community members interact in structured and unstructured ways to influence attitudes, perceptions, and behaviours associated with drug use.