Severe Risk; Private Secure Unit; Males & Females

  TARGET POPULATION: AGES 10-18                                                                                 [Staff Ratio 1:3]

  •  Self-destructive behaviors (aggression, substance use, running away, sexualized behaviors, self-injury)
  • Reactive sexual behaviors
  • Suicidal/Homicidal ideation
  • Victims of physical, sexual, emotional abuse and / or neglect
  • PTSD/Complex trauma
  • Trauma-related Disorders
  • Dissociative Features
  • Chronic mental health issues
  • Maladaptive personality features (including borderline
    personality traits)
  • Chronic emotional dysregulation
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Maladaptive coping strategies
  • Interpersonal difficulties

The PROMISE Unit is a secure residential treatment program devoted to helping youth who are dealing with emotional, behavioral, and psychiatric symptoms.  These youth suffer from severe abuse, neglect, and trauma and exhibit high-risk behaviors that are considered a danger to self or others.  These youth have typically experienced failed previous placements and/or hospitalization and are not safe in the home, foster home, staff secure residential facility or other less restrictive environment.  The PROMISE Unit offers a highly structured, secure environment with increased security measures and individual bedrooms. Educational services are provided within the unit through an accredited school program operated by Muncie Community Schools.  Youth may be placed in the PROMISE program for acute stabilization of their symptoms or to achieve stability and begin the process of addressing chronic treatment issues.