Counseling Services

Each resident is assigned a therapist who provides clinical services such as individual, group and/or family counseling. They work with the child, family, placing agency and other staff on the treatment team to facilitate positive change and smooth transition within the child.

Specialized treatment groups are developed based on the needs of the current youth in placement. Examples may include: substance abuse education, trauma recovery, children of addicted parents, children of incarcerated parents, grief, independent living skills and anger management.

Psychiatric /Psychologist Services

The Home utilizes a Consulting Advance Practice Nurse/Clinical Nurse Specialist and outside psychological services. They interview the resident in placement to evaluate their emotional and intellectual functioning, assess progress and offer information and recommendations regarding treatment to the counseling team. Medications may be prescribed.

Placing agencies and parents are notified for permission prior to placing a resident on psychotropic medication.