Below are the answers to frequently asked questions regarding the residential treatment program at Boys and Girls Home.
What is the ultimate goal for the children?
Every child who comes to Boys and Girls Home and Family Services, Inc. has a variety of needs and as such, each program is tailored to meet their needs. The goal of the program is to break destructive cycles and instill children with the tools necessary to heal and achieve mental wellness.
How many children live at Boys and Girls Home and Family Services, Inc.?
There are 25 children who stay with us and are all between the ages of 6-18. There are three different units that separate the children dependent on age and gender.
How do the children receive an education?
The children who stay with us are educated through our in-facility school, Opportunities School. This program is specifically designed to provide students with the attention they need to succeed through smaller class sizes, one-on-one support, life and social skills training, and mental health intervention.
What services are offered to the children during their stay?
Treatment is monitored and supervised by a psychiatrist who routinely meets with every child to oversee their care and medication needs. Beyond counseling and schooling, the children have access to a variety of opportunities on Campus. Boys and Girls Home and Family Services, Inc. is situated on several acres of land with basketball hoops, a ball field, library, cafeteria and day rooms in each unit. These accommodations allow children to still experience childhood pleasures, while working on their mental wellness.
Is Boys and Girls Home and Family Services, Inc. accredited?
Boys and Girls Home and Family Services, Inc. has earned the Gold Standard of Accreditation by the Joint Commission and is continually monitored by the Commission to ensure our practices are accommodating the needs of our clients.
How experienced is the staff?
The licensed psychiatrist working with the children offers decades worth of experience and the direct care staff is extensively trained to identify and address the needs of the children.
How can families participate in treatment?
Family involvement is a crucial part of treatment. During treatment, families are required to attend family therapy at a minimum of twice per month.