Youth Home's Community Residential Treatment provides a homelike setting on our Colonel Glenn campus. This program offers necessary emotional and behavioral treatment for girls ages 12-17 who are currently in DCFS custody. Services are staffed 24/7 by certified mental health paraprofessionals. Prospective residents must be able to benefit from a cognitive treatment approach and function in a less restrictive setting.
Patients are Provided:
- Medication management and assessment by our Psychiatrist
- Individual, group, and family therapy by our Licensed Clinical Therapists
- Recreational activities
- Qualified Behavioral Health Provider services
- Education at either Youth Home’s on-campus Siebert Educational Center or a local public school
- Community outings
- Independent living skills
- Comprehensive care coordination
Community Residential Treatment Admission Criteria
Appropriate criteria for Youth Home's community residential treatment program includes female patients 12 to 17 years of age in DCFS custody. Potential patients must be intellectually capable of benefitting from the program (Full-Scale IQ of 70 or above) and be able to live in the commuknity without danger to themselves or others. Patients are also required to be enrolled in an education program (i.e. public school, day treatment, or vocational).
Criteria that is not appropriate for this program includes recent behaviors such as firesetting, assault, suicide attempts, acting out sexually, and chronic or recent runaway behaviors. Those with felony convictions, active drug or alcohol problems, a history of sexual offending, and active psychosis are also not eligible.
Necessary Information for Screening Process
- Primary Care Physician referral
- DCFS intake summary and/or other records reflecting family history and child's behaviors
- Placement History
- Psychiatric treatment records
- Medical history and any pertinent medical records
- School records
Discharge from Community Residential Treatment
Planning for a patient’s discharge is an important step in the overall treatment at Youth Home. Discharge planning begins on day one of treatment. Our goal is to provide patients with the therapeutic and life skills necessary to function in a home setting.
While in treatment, each patient may have different discharge goals and placement options. Some will return home to their parents/relatives while others will return to foster care or a group home setting. It is the treatment team’s primary goal to make sure patients are placed where their needs will be met medically, educationally, and therapeutically.