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Residential Treatment

Residential treatment programming includes individual, group and family therapy along with education. Evidence based, specialized therapy includes: substance abuse and relapse prevention, canine assisted trauma based therapy, bully prevention, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, offense specific treatment, trauma specific treatment, resocialization, independent living skills, sexuality, relational aggression, expressive arts therapy, Reactive Attachment Disorder treatment and more. Excelsior girls are also actively involved in wellness activities, arts and crafts, music, spiritual counseling, and cultural activities.

Basic services include:

  • Assessment: Reynolds Adolescent Depression Scales-2 (RADS-2), Ansell-Casey Life Skills Assessment, and the Basic Achievement Skills Inventory (BASI)
  • Psychiatric evaluation and on-going medication supervision by a psychiatrist
  • Customized Treatment Plans developed by a multidisciplinary team, in cooperation with the family and referral agency tailored to the individualized needs of the adolescent to promote successful reintegration into the community.
  • Weekly Individual Therapy
  • Weekly Family Therapy
  • Daily Group Counseling focused on life skills, problem-solving and psycho-educational topics
  • Specialized Therapy Groups (Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Substance Abuse, Relapse Prevention, Family Dynamics, Healthy Relationships, etc.)
  • Recreational groups and activities to promote healthy socialization and team building
  • Wellness Program promoting healthy choices, regular fitness and proper nutrition
  • Olweus Bullying Prevention Program which includes weekly groups to promote an anti-bullying message
  • Pet Therapy (Equine and Trauma Based Canine Therapy) to address past trauma and help adolescents to heal
  • On-site swimming pool and recreation center to promote fitness
  • On-site accredited Junior/Senior High School
  • A specialized Cottage for younger kids ages 11-15 years old with age-specific programming
  • The Treatment and Learning Center (a sub acute Cottage) for extreme high risk adolescents presenting dangerous behaviors; similar to a hospital setting.
  • On-site vocational programming (ie Culinary Arts and Cosmetology) and off site volunteer and job opportunities

See also Academics and Program Description.