The residential treatment program
includes a wide array of structured, supportive, therapeutic service and education components that combine residential and community activities, as appropriate, and offers residents choice and flexibility.
A structured, interdisciplinary program appropriate to the age, behavior, emotional needs, strengths, level of functioning, and interests of individual residents, includes:
- treatment for severe emotional disturbance or mental health and substance use conditions;
- individual and group counseling;
- family therapy;
- educational and/or vocational programming;
- recreational activities;
- opportunities to participate in religious observances in a faith of choice;
- community cultural enrichment, shopping, volunteer and paid work activities; and
- independent living preparation.
Unless contraindicated, family therapy occurs as frequently as possible and practical, as agreed upon by the family.
Services provide predictability, structure, support, and a positive culture that includes:
- a written, individualized program for each resident;
- daily living experience to effect healthy behavior change;
- advanced posting of schedules for structured and supervised activities;
- encouragement of talents and interest in music and the arts; and
- involvement in educational, vocational, social, athletic, and recreational programs.
When planning milieu activities, the organization takes into account:
- developmental level and age;
- emotional stability;
- group characteristics;
- skills and interests; and
Program activities provide opportunities for residents to interact with peers in a positive, respectful, and cooperative manner.
Interpretation: Program personnel
strive to anticipate, prevent, and reduce the occurrence of bullying and other unsafe or negative peer interactions.
The organization evaluates residents for their ability to participate in recreational or athletic activities and obtains as necessary:
- a written, signed permission slip from the participant’s parent or legal guardian;
- a medical records release; or
- a signed document from a qualified medical professional stating that the resident is physically capable of participating.
Residential Treatment Services
are delivered according to an articulated philosophy that ties individual needs to specific interventions and education, and to achievement of stated goals, such as gains in measurable skills, increased productivity and pro-social behavior, improved functioning, and a stable living arrangement in the community