Programs in Niagara

Home  »  Programs  »  Sexual Treatment Outpatient Program (S.T.O.P)

Pathstone Mental Health logo

Sexual Treatment Outpatient Program (S.T.O.P)

The Sexual Treatment Outpatient Program (S.T.O.P.) is a mental health treatment based program for children/youth ages 4 to 18 who are exhibiting sexual behaviour problems or have been charged with a sexual offence.

Research shows that the average age of a victim is slightly over four years of age and a child with sexualized behaviour problems will have 3.5 victims by the age of 10. Without behaviour specific treatment, these children/youth are at much greater risk to continue offending, often increasing the number of victims and the severity of the sexual offence.

The S.T.O.P. program has a proven success rate of over 90%. Great attention is paid to ensure extensive safety planning, comprehensive assessment, and high quality treatment in co-operation with professionals and agencies within Niagara and beyond. The sooner sexualized behaviour in children and youth is identified and treated, fewer victims will have to suffer significant trauma.

In a separate treatment program, S.T.O.P. also treats children and youth who have been victims of sexual assault/abuse.

The majority of our services are offered FREE of charge to the children, youth, and families of Niagara. To access the above mentioned services or to inquire about the appropriate service for you, please call: