CARF Accreditation Affirms That Quinte Children’s Homes and Applewood Academy Provide the Best Possible Care for Kids

Providing quality care for children in need takes a team of dedicated professionals. At Quinte Children’s Homes (QCH) and Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning (AAPL), our teams are committed to providing the best possible supports and services for kids. We want our clients to be certain that they’ve made the right choice. That’s why we… Continue reading →

SAFE Training Gives Us New Tools for Evaluating and Supporting Parent-Therapists

Two Quinte Children’s Homes (QCH) staff members recently participated in specialized training that has provided them with new tools for evaluating and training potential foster parents. The practice of conducting the “Structured Assessment Family Evaluation” (SAFE) has previously been used by Children’s Aid Societies, but was only recently opened up to the private sector. “This… Continue reading →

Our Staff Makes the Difference

Quinte Children’s Homes (QCH) wouldn’t be where we are today without the skills and efforts of committed staff members – compassionate people like Jillian Carnrike, a counsellor/therapist and program supervisor. As a counsellor/therapist, Carnrike provides therapeutic interventions aimed at developing the skills of our QCH kids. In her second role as program supervisor, Carnrike oversees… Continue reading →

QCH Kids Are Making Big Plans With The Help of Extended Care and Maintenance Agreements

Young wards of the Province of Ontario can now receive financial and emotional supports up to the age of 21 through the Extended Care and Maintenance (ECM) program. The program provides youth in care with valuable opportunities to complete secondary and postsecondary education, receive job training, access clinical interventions and learn important life skills. Quinte… Continue reading →


We’re Recruiting at College Job Fairs in Oshawa and Belleville

Staff from Stevenson, Waplak & Associates (SWA), Quinte Children’s Homes (QCH) and Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning (AAPL) will be attending two college job fairs this week to recruit professional parent therapists for children and youth in need of individual, home-based care. Visitors to the job fairs at Durham College in Oshawa and Loyalist College… Continue reading →


Learning More About Attachment Theory

Attachment theory is something that’s been studied by researchers for more than 60 years, meaningfully influencing everything from court procedures to the use of orphanages to encourage better results for children. From that theory, attachment disorders have emerged, some outlining styles of behaviour with others describing specific disorders. The theory has also influenced the way… Continue reading →