Centers for Youth and Families

Centers for Youth and Families

Residential Treatment

Residential Treatment is best for children and teens with severe behavioral and or emotional difficulties that have been unsuccessful with outpatient therapy and other lower level interventions.

Residential Treatment programs place children and teens in one location to receive educational, medical, and psychiatric services. This multi-disciplinary team works closely together with the child and family to provide comprehensive assistance as they heal together.

Residential Treatment provides enough time and distance from their regular environment to promote, support, and guide the child and his or her family to learn new healthy behavior patterns.

Length of stay averages three to six months.

Our Trauma Informed Care Approach

Child traumatic stress happens when a child experiences traumatic events or situations that upset and overwhelm his or her ability to cope. Trauma can be the result of neglect, abuse, loss, or changes in family status. When signs and symptoms interfere with daily life, a child is experiencing traumatic stress or trauma.

Trauma Informed Care is a treatment framework that involves understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma. Trauma informed care emphasizes physical, psychological, and emotional safety for children and their families and helps them rebuild a sense of control and empowerment.