The CareGivers residential treatment program is aimed at resilient youth whose needs cannot currently be met through a less restrictive, group home setting. Initially, the residential treatment program provides an opportunity to assess the client's readiness to benefit from their involvement in the program and allows for development of an initial treatment plan. One of the key strengths of the CareGivers program is that we are focused on helping resilient youth develop internal controls and recognize that they often have not developed the self regulation skills that are needed to behave in ways that serve them well. We strive to help the youth develop these skills without using physical interventions or significant external controls.
Through a strong set of programmatic elements, the core treatment is designed to assist clients in developing skills to support their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development by implementing structured learning and using a variety of therapeutic approaches. Treatment components include group and individual (in development) , life-skills training, assertiveness and anger management coaching, social skills and self esteem building, leisure, recreation and independent living skills, health education, and goal setting.