Stratford Children's Services Inc., offers Assessments based on the The Arson Prevention Program for Children (TAPP-C).  If you or your group is interested in obtaining more information regarding this service please contact us by filling out the form below

The Arson Prevention Program for Children 


Mr. Brett Gatt, B.A. MCPI, CPT-I

Stratford Children's Services Inc., offers Play Therapy Services.  Play Therapy, may be beneficial to children / youth who are experiencing  difficulties in the Home, School and the Community.  If you wish to find out more about the Play Therapy Services we offer.  Please contact us by filling out the contact form below.  

 Play Therapy Services 

We are certified H.U.G.S facilitators.  H.U.G.S programs and training are endorsed by the Association  of Trauma and Stress Specialists.  If you or your group are interested in Trauma, Grief or Bereavement Counselling, please contact us by filling out the contact form below

 Trauma, Grief and Bereavement Counselling 

Avon Family Foster Services has Two Certified P.R.I.D.E. Trainers on staff.  For more information regarding P.R.I.D.E Foster Parent Training, please click on the "P.R.I.D.E" F.A.Q. Below  

 P.R.I.D.E. Foster Parent Training

Dr. Marilyn Marshall is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist.  Dr. Marshall's Webpage is a resource for Staff and Administrators of Stratford Children's Services.  Please Click the Link Below for more information.  

 ​                          Dr. Marilyn Marshall 

​                     Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist 

                                          (Royal College Subspecialty Certified)

Dr. Ross Greene's "Lives in the Balance" Web site is a resource tool for Staff and Administrators of Stratford Children's Services inc.  Dr. Greene's Treatment Modalities and philosophies have become a standing practice in the development of our Treatment Plans for the Children and Youth we serve and their families.  For more information regarding Dr. Ross Greene's Approach please click on the "Lives in the Balance" F.A.Q. Below  

 Dr. Ross Greene's Approach

Stratford Children Services Inc. has 4 Certified "Train the Trainers" within our agency. In addition to this Stratford Children's Services inc. has over 20 Full Time employees who are certified CAFAS raters.  This allows our agency to provide top rate CAFAS evaluations in a timely and accurate manner.  If you have any questions regarding CAFAS please click the CAFAS F.A.Q. link below.  

 CAFAS Training 

in Stratford Children's Services Inc. Treatment Foster

 Stratford Children's Services inc. is a Community of Practice Affiliate with C.P.R.I.  We offer Leaky Brakes Workshops several times through out the year.  What does having “leaky brakes” mean?

This is a simple way of describing the dysregulation associated with disorders like TS and ADHD. People with ‘leaky brakes’ have a hard time controlling certain aspects of themselves – and depending on which aspect it is, there are different fancy terms for describing the difficulty. Having a hard time stopping one’s movements and sounds can be called Tourette Syndrome (TS). Having a hard time controlling where one’s attention is focussed and for how long, or having a hard time holding in one’s impulses and energy can be called Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Not being able to stop certain ideas or thoughts or images in your head, causing considerable anxiety that a person tries to alleviate by engaging in certain rituals, can be called Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

It was further emphasized that leaky brakes have nothing to do with how smart you are, how hard you are trying, or how good your parents are – great intelligence, motivation, and upbringing are irrelevant to there being a mechanical issue ‘under the hood’.  For additional F.A.Q Please Click Below.  For more information on when Stratford Children's Services inc. will be offering its next Leaky Brakes Please contact us by filling out the contact form below. 

 Leaky Brakes Work Shop Sessions 


 Individual, Family, Group, and Parallel Parenting 

Counselling Services 

Stratford Children's Services Inc., offers Individual, Family, Group and Parallel Parenting Counselling Services.  Please contact us further to discuss which of the Counselling Services we offer may meet your needs.