What are residential programs for youth?
Residential programs for struggling youth are safe and nurturing environments for teens with mental health issues to work through problems and learn new coping mechanisms. They provide 24 supervision and therapeutic support.
Who are RTCs for?
Residential programs offer individualized support for teens struggling with a variety of emotional and behavioral issues.
Some of these issues may include:
- Low Self Esteem
- Substance Abuse
- Learning Disorders
- Technology Addiction
- Negative relationships
- Conduct Disorder
- Suicidal Ideation
Common Types of Residential Treatment Centers
- Short term Residential Centers specialize in crisis intervention and helping teens cope with traumatic life events and address behavioral issues, including process addictions, conduct problems, and self-destructive behaviors.
- Addiction Therapy Centers focus on detox from substances and connecting teens to resources, including support groups and 12-step programs.
- Long-Term Residential therapy helps teens with more long-term complex issues work through underlying causes and adopt new coping mechanisms to manage their emotions. Long-term residential therapy helps teens make long-term behavioral changes.
Finding the right RTC for your family.
- Finding the right residential center is crucial to successful treatment. Before looking for a treatment center, think about which kinds of treatments have been most helpful to you in the past. If you lean heavily on your therapy group, for example, try to find a center that offers communal treatments.
- Ask yourself whether supervised withdrawal from drugs and alcohol would support your recovery journey.
- Decide whether you want to stay close to home or travel for treatment. Some people prefer to stay in contact with their existing support system, while others enjoy the anonymity and privacy of moving out of state for treatment
- Determine how long you can afford to stay in residential treatment. Certain treatment centers only accept long-term residents, while others specialize in short-term outpatient care.
Therapists work closely with students to dive deep into underlying issues that have contributed to emotional or behavioral problems teens may have.
Families rebuild their relationships through family therapy, parent seminars, and transition planning and are encouraged to stay in touch through phone calls and visitation.
Teens have the opportunity to earn credits in a supportive environment focused on study skills, critical thinking and experiential learning. Our certified teachers provide additional support for students with academic difficulties.
Residential therapy programs offer a variety of adventure activities and community service opportunities where teens can apply the skills they’ve learned in different settings.
Teens learn to identify negative beliefs that affect their self-esteem and mood and challenge these distortions by replacing them with more realistic beliefs. This helps improve mood and confidence.
Teens rebuild family relationships by learning relational skills within a supportive and nurturing community.
Residential programs emphasize the importance of life skills that help teens manage emotions and develop routines that help them find personal success.