The Youth Opportunity Center (YOC) provides comprehensive treatment services to meet the individual needs of the children and families we serve. Youth are referred to the YOC through the Department of Child Services, CMHI, Probation, and The Department of Education. YOC treatment milieu uses a multi-dimensional approach to treatment using various evidenced-based clinical and behavioral interventions.
What makes the YOC unique?
The staff psychiatrists, psychologists, physicians, therapists, administrators and experienced program managers work collectively to effectively deliver diverse treatment interventions to meet psychological needs of each child.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), dialectical behavioral techniques (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) are standard forms of treatment modalities utilized to strengthen the child and the family. Individual, family, and group therapy are part of the weekly milieu within the program schedule. Additionally, youth engage in skill building sessions, independent living services, character education, mentoring programs, cultural activities, spiritual services (optional), community engagement, and wellness programs