INTAC

(INTENSIVE ADOLESCENT CARE)

Moderate Risk; Staff Secure or Staff Secure with Fenced Perimeter; Males

TARGET POPULATION: AGES 12-18

[Staff Ratio 1:4]

  • Conduct disorder behaviors
  • Non-violent, delinquent behaviors
  • Substance abuse issues
  • Runaway/truancy tendencies
  • Parent/child conflict

Residents of the INTAC program are monitored closely and continually in this highly structured therapeutic setting. Through a strict behavioral, yet trauma-informed approach, they are taught to have a healthy sense of ethical and moral responsibility, both personally and socially. Specially trained treatment staff help teach self-discipline and better coping skills for these older adolescents with conduct and behavioral issues.

The YOC approaches substance use treatment holistically. We believe substance use treatment should address all aspects of physical, psychological, social, and emotional health. The treatment team creates an individualized plan for each client, utilizing many different treatment methods to address needs. Special care is taken to include family and community members as supports for the child in his or her recovery process with our ultimate goal being each client returning home as soon as safety can be assured. Clients participate in weekly individual therapy sessions and family therapy sessions as often as family members are able. Group therapy is also utilized to allow clients a safe space to practice newly acquired skills, give and receive feedback from peers, and learn how to maintain safety and sobriety.

The therapy process, designed by Master’s level therapists is based on Motivational Interviewing and cognitive-behavioral concepts. Other modalities are also used to address co-occurring mental health issues. Clients often present with an extensive history of trauma and adverse life experiences; therapists trained in EMDR incorporate these techniques into therapy as needed. Clients are encouraged to participate in community-based support groups and off-grounds activities to supplement treatment. At discharge, clients are prepared to maintain a sober lifestyle while transitioning to an outpatient provider to continue treatment.

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