Our approach to case planning and case management addresses all facets of youth needs, to ensure they have a solid foundation and can be successful in their programming and in life moving forward.  Many of the youth in our care lack the coping skills necessary to deal with life's stresses for a variety of reasons.  It is the absence and breakdown of productive coping skills that often leads youth to make poor choices that bring them short term relief or gratification, but have long term physical, emotional, and judicial consequences.  With the presence of mental health issues, coupled with substance abuse that is sometimes started as a coping strategy, it is important that all areas of a youths' life be addressed and strengthened for their long-term success and stability.

Our teams work collaboratively and deliberately to identify each youth's risk and protective factors to identify the supports that will mitigate the risk areas, and make it less likely that a youth will relapse, reoffend, or otherwise digress from the progress they make.  After comprehensive and clinically based assessment that will identify what programs and interventions will best serve their needs, a youth's other life domain areas are carefully reviewed and considered to establish what supports are needed.

  • Youth health and medical conditions and required treatment or episodic care 
  • Youth's family history, dynamic and functioning
  • Presence or lack of pro-social relationships 
  • Educational or vocational needs and what plans to execute for the future 
  • Mentoring 
  • Intervention programs that will best help the youth learn and maintain new norms 

By treating and responding to the causes of youth's struggles and not just the symptoms, we establish deeper more proactive relationships with youth and can develop specific plans that ultimately lead to better outcomes.  Our comprehensive wrap around and team oriented approach connects the dots between each life domain in a way that places emphasis and cultivation of youth and family strengths.  

  • Initial Treatment Plans created as framework to build upon
  • Hold Child and Family Team Planning Meetings
  • Needs assessment and input recommendations drive team oriented development of the youth's Individual Treatment Plan 
  • Address criminogenic risk and protective factors specific to each youth 
  • Create goals and objectives to hold youth and families accountable 
  • Planning and milestones required for going home begins the same day youth arrive in our care