Transitions is a short-term residential program providing therapeutic interventions for boys 13 to 17 years of age. The Transitions program is designed to comprehensively assess residents’ treatment needs to successfully eliminate barriers that prevent healthy family dynamics with family, adults, and peers.
The program is supervised by a Clinical Services Manager who directs and coordinates individualized treatment planning. Life Skills Specialist, Recreation Specialist, and Child Care Specialists offer critical skill-building and resident supervision. An individualized treatment plan is developed and implemented utilizing an array of services in partnership and coordination with community resources. The staff to resident ratio in the Transitions program is 1:4.
The program includes these features:
- Residential: A safe, nurturing environment within a supportive, highly structured program.
- Diagnostic: Assessment of individual and family strengths and identification of issues and barriers that preclude successful placement in less restrictive living arrangements.
- Family Support: Counseling, parent support, and advocacy for the families of youth in our care.
- Education and Life Skills: Assessment of academic performance to ensure the appropriate intensity and level of education to teach the skills required to successfully live in a home or community environment.
- Health: A registered nurse coordinates each resident’s physical and dental health needs in consultation with the prescribing physician.
- Recreational Activities: Residents are encouraged to participate in recreational programs that are appropriate to the resident’s Individual Treatment Plan for health and wellness, and to build self-esteem.
- Spiritual Development: Participation in regular worship is available that is consistent with family tradition or personal interests.
- Discharge Planning: Staff develops an aftercare plan to help maximize the resident’s successful transition to his next placement.