Our Therapeutic Program
Our RTC is a unique environment designed to meet the needs of our diverse population. We take pride in connecting our residents with everything that they need to thrive.
Following admissions, each resident receives an individualized plan addressing their behavioral goals, and our team supports each student in addressing their therapeutic, educational, and emotional needs.
At the RTC, we provide trauma-Informed treatment to residents (and their caregivers) in a comprehensive offering of individual, group, and family therapy. Many of our residents have experienced complex developmental trauma and have learned to regulate their emotions in a variety of unhealthy ways. We strive to provide education on the physiological and behavioral responses to trauma; focus on the strengths of the resident and the caregiving system; and encourage healthy communication, coping skills, and self-regulation. Our goal is to be able to teach caregivers to attune to the needs of our residents in a safe and predictable manner. Our residents are then able to develop positive connections with caregivers and improve their capacity to make positive choices.
Our residents connect several times daily with their unit staff. They meet for groups to check in regarding the day's events, discuss expectations, learn about important topics, practice coping skills, and enjoy recreational opportunities. They also experience weekly groups and activities unique to each unit through our Occupational Therapy program. Clinicians connect with residents beyond the confines of daily therapy activities, conducting activity and psychoeducational groups, practicing coping activities as needed, and engaging in opportunities to enhance life skills.
We also take pride in establishing a physical and emotionally safe environment for our residents while they are at our school. We set clear expectations for our residents, and they know they can expect consistent and predictable responses from our team in a way that makes them feel safe, secure, and respected.