Recreational Therapy

The Therapeutic Recreation Program utilized within Youth Home facilities is a vital aspect of treatment for each individual patient. The philosophy of the program adheres to the premise that participation in recreation therapy boosts self–esteem, promotes healthy living styles and physical fitness, teaches social skills, builds good character, teaches good communication and problem solving skills and provides a fun atmosphere to just be a kid.

Group goals addressed include the following: Problem Solving, Communication Skills, Etiquette and Social Skills, Self Esteem/Self Confidence Building, Anger Management, Cooperation vs. Competition Skills, Self-Awareness Skills, Independent Living Skills, Leisure Education Skills.

Recreation Therapy Groups Utilized

  • Specialized Recreation Therapy Groups led by a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS)
  • Volunteer Programs in the local community
  • Low Adventure Ropes Course
  • Pet Therapy
  • Equine Therapy
  • Horticulture Therapy (Farm to Table Program)
  • Art Therapy Groups such as Boys Council/Girls Circle Programs (Certified Instructor)
  • Dance/Movement
  • Library Rocks through the local Central Arkansas Library
  • Museum of Discovery Programs
  • Music Classes such as Drums Alive (Certified Instructor)
  • Physical Education Classes (includes 1 semester of PE credit if 9th grade and above)
  • Drama Groups
  • Sports Groups
  • Coed Activities
  • Yoga Groups (Certified Instructor)
  • Special Events (Dinners, Birthdays, Graduations, Holidays, Cookouts)

Community Reintegration Programming (Outings)

Provides an avenue for the patients to practice their social/community skills:

Museums, Movies, Skating, Hiking Trails, Picnics, College and Pro Games, Plays/Performances, Dining Out, Nature Outings, Volunteering, Shopping, and more

Competition/Cooperation Groups

  • All Sports
  • Video Games
  • Board/Card Game Nights
  • Lego Mania
  • Puzzle Fun
  • Dance Contests
  • Karaoke Contests

Admissions & Referrals

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20400 Colonel Glenn Road
Little Rock, Arkansas 72210 

PHONE: 501-821-5500

EMAIL: info@youthhome.org

Monday-Friday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday-Sunday: Closed