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Active Socialization Program
The Active Socialization Program is designed to promote and teach socially acceptable behaviours. The Program utilizes the Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) approach to patient care. With the consent of the patients, therapy programs are provided with an emphasis on analysis of behaviour, personality structure, social skills and development. On and off-ward clinical programs are offered by multidisciplinary staff for either individual patients or in groups, depending on a needs assessment. Task and skill-oriented programs are also available. Each patient's progress is reviewed at least monthly at the Multidisciplinary Clinical Meeting which is held weekly.
Plans by interdisciplinary staff are designed to alter and/or to teach adaptive/appropriate alternatives regarding specific cognitive or behavioural deficits. Patients participate in the planning and implementation of these treatment objectives. All therapeutic activities offered by the clinical departments are voluntary and all patients are encouraged to take part in these treatment activities.
Individual Management Plans are also utilized to manage and/or to assist in decreasing problematic behaviours which may affect the patient’s ability to get along with others in this community but does not necessarily affect the assessed level of risk.
ASP also incorporates a security level system which is independent of therapeutic activities. Patients are assigned a security level based on objective assessment of the individual's risk of dangerousness to himself or others.
Patients are treated in the Provincial Forensic Programs by Ontario Review Board Disposition Orders, under provisions of the Criminal Code of Canada, or are Involuntary patients certified under the Ontario Mental Health Act.