Amanda Stewart has been working with families and youth since graduating from Holland College in 2003 with a Child and Youth Care Worker Diploma as well as graduating from The Justice Institute of Canada in 2000 with a Justice Preparatory Program certificate.
Amanda has a wide range of professional experiences in mental health and addictions through her work as a frontline Child and Youth Care Worker. This has included the Wood Street Centre, IWK Children’s Response Program and Adolescent Center for Treatment (ACT). Amanda has also worked for Department of Community Services with Supervised Access overseeing family interactions, as well as being an Alternative Worker; engaging youth that needed a positive role model in their life to support them in the community, school and home. Additionally, Amanda has worked in a small options home with youth who have mental health diagnosis and/or physical disabilities
With her own life experiences that allow her to be empathetic and have the understanding of what youth go through during difficult times in their life, Amanda’s skill set lies in working with youth with ADHD, OCD, ODD, Anxiety, Depression, Conduct Disorder and other mental health and behavioural concerns.