Adolescent Residential Treatment Program

Our residential treatment serves adolescents (ages 11 to 18 year) with a variety of emotional and behavioral difficulties. Many adolescent patients have continuing needs after stabilization in an acute setting. Our structured program utilizes behavior modification as well as insight-oriented therapy, which includes individual, group and family therapy.

The program is designed to help the adolescent cope with emotional and behavioral issues. Adolescents work to develop the skills needed to succeed in a less restrictive environment, resolve their problems and grow to be independent, healthy adults. The RTP offers a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment. Health care professionals, such as therapy assistants, nursing staff, recreational therapists, bachelor and masters degree level counselors, work together to develop individual treatment plans, which include individual, group, and family therapies. Most importantly, this structured program utilizes behavioral modification techniques, in conjunction with insight-oriented approaches.

Program features include:

  • Structured secure environment
  • Multi-disciplinary team approach
  • Individual evaluation/testing
  • Individual treatment plan
  • Individual therapy
  • Group and family therapy
  • Symptom management
  • Behavioral interventions
  • Recreational therapy
  • Lecture/education series
  • Group activities
  • Discharge planning
  • On-grounds schooling
  • Title IV-E approved

Admission Criteria

  1. Adolescents within the ages of 11 and 18 are eligible without regard to sex, race, education or social background.
  2. The adolescent has a diagnosable mental or chemical dependency disorder defined by the American Psychiatric Association DSM-IV.
  3. The adolescent's behavior is potentially, or has been demonstrated to be, or danger to himself/herself, others or property.
  4. The adolescent cannot be managed in a less-restrictive setting or environment.
  5. The adolescent is medically stable, mobile (not bedridden), and independent with the activities of daily living.
  6. The adolescent has a cognitive capacity to benefit from treatment. Some clients with an IQ of below 70, or significant organicity, may not be appropriate.
  7. The adolescent has had prior treatment in an acute or outpatient setting, and does not currently require the intensity or acute care. However, he/she does require further treatment due to the degree of psychopathology or functional impairment that cannot be successfully treated outside or a residential setting.
  8. Consent of treatment has been given or has been legally mandated.

Submit the following for admission:

  • Psychological report
  • Social history summaries
  • School report
  • Medicaid approval
  • Any other relevant information.