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Short-Term Residential Activities

Therapeutic activities and community involvement enhance social and communication skills.

Residential Program Activities

Activities in our residential programs include:

  • Intensive therapeutic structure and implementation of the behavioral management system;
  • Crisis intervention;
  • Promotion of a therapeutic community and culture of peer support;
  • Structured individual time for residents to review progress on weekly goals;
  • Individual and group support and instruction in activities of daily living;
  • Assistance in identifying and utilizing positive behaviors and skills to accomplish these goals;
  • Therapeutic groups and activities during the week including topics such as peer relationships and affirmation, social skills, conflict resolution, self-esteem, goals identification, spiritual issues, and anger management, relaxation and stress management, problem solving, affective regulation, and communication;
  • Community-based treatment, skills training, and structure involving therapeutic activities into the community which provide residents the opportunity to develop and utilize psychosocial skills and functioning outside the program setting;
  • Structured personal time for residents to use to complete therapeutic assignments and school assignments with individualized attention from the residential counselors;
  • Medication assistance to the residents and monitor and document residents' responses to medication;
  • Assisting residents in the transition to and from the school and community;
  • Therapeutic support for the emotional challenges of individual residents; and
  • Transportation of residents to therapeutic activities and health-related appointment.

Community Involvement

Additional community- and family-based services of an intensive nature will be pursued as clinically-indicated and feasible to increase the ability to work with youth with severe and multiple individual and family problems, to maintain continuity of care, and to facilitate transition upon discharge.