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 →

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New Position at Queen’s Focused on Fighting Stigma of Mental Health

The stigma of mental health issues is increasingly under attack, thanks in part to an announcement earlier this month by Bell Canada and Queen’s University in Kingston, ON: The creation of the Bell Mental Health and Anti-Stigma Research Chair. This position is a $1-million initiative created to focus on the stigma around mental illness. It… Continue reading →

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5 Tips For Behaviour Management at Home

At Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning, we know that what happens at school and what happens at home are equally important. That’s why we work so closely with the parents of our students – so we’re using the same strategies to manage disruptive behaviours. Trish Waplak is in charge of planning and program development at… Continue reading →

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Becoming a Parent Therapist – Clinical Foster Care

Tolerance, openness, caring – it takes many different qualities to be a successful foster parent. For those who work with Quinte Children’s Homes (QCH), what we call a parent therapist, there’s a careful balance between being a professional and creating a home. Clinical Foster Care: A different way of looking at things Ideally, parent therapists… Continue reading →