Juvenile Deterrent Program
Mental Health Services
Upon intake, each client is assessed, assigned a treatment team and has a treatment plan customized to his particular needs. The therapist ensures that the client’s goals are SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Time-related), based on the diagnosis, and interventions specifically address the clients individual assessed needs. Interventions can include, but are not limited to, individual therapy, group therapy, specialty groups, family therapy and therapeutic behavioral services. Evidenced based programs are used and include, but are not limited to Seeking Safety, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Managing Adaptive Practices, Motivational Interviewing and Individual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. The child’s treatment goals and interventions are developed through the collaboration of the Child and Family Team that includes the client, family, therapist, county representative(s), psychiatrist, friends/community supports, TBS coach, nurse, and other clinical personnel. The team meets as needed, but in no event less than once each quarter, to review progress, adjust goals and measure outcomes to ensure success.
Independent Living Skills (ILS) Program
The objective of the ILS Program is to provide a reality-oriented experience for adolescents who have reached the age of sixteen years and need to prepare for living independently. Efforts are focused on providing skills for gainful employment, for college entry, military service entry, admissions to trade schools, and for development of everyday tasks and skills for self-sufficiency. This program requires clients to attend weekly structured group sessions where emancipation topics are discussed. Off-site workshops, field trips, computer skills training and other classes supplement and complement the Independent Living Skills Program.