Christamore Family Treatment Center
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905 South Iris
Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641
The Christamore Family Treatment Center provides treatment services for at-risk adolescents and their families. These adolescents have experienced delinquent, behavioral, or emotional problems, which require a structured treatment environment. We have responded to this need by providing multiple treatment services within the same facility. All of these programs are designed to accommodate the needs of both male and female clients ages 11-17. The facility is located in a rural setting on five acres of land east of Mt. Pleasant.
Comprehensive level of 24-hour care. There is a structured daily program from 8:30 AM to 8:30 PM. Our residential program has bed space for 16 residents. Residents attend school on-campus, and the educational program will accommodate clients with special educational needs. Psychiatric services, including medication management, are provided on-site. All other medical needs are met through service providers within the community. The treatment needs of our clients may include mental health issues, substance abuse, grief issues, behavior disorders, and sexual and physical abuse issues. Treatment services include intensive skill development to teach clients skills such as anger management, coping skills, social skills, etc., as well as individual, family and group therapy. Residents are referred to the Residential Program by a DHS Social Worker or a Juvenile Court Officer. Christamore Family Treatment Center is now accepting Private Pay clients and referrals from area schools, parents, and other community health providers.
TREATMENT TIME FRAMES
The length of treatment will vary according to the unique needs of the client and his/her family as determined by the intake assessment and ongoing evaluation.
Residential and Day Treatment Programs are designed to be completed within 4 ½ months. In some cases, the client may be able to complete the program within 3 months; some clients may take up to 6 months. The philosophy of this program requires parental involvement where the family is seen as a partner in the treatment process. Progress through treatment is set by individual clients and their commitment to change.
Residents of the program have access to on-campus classrooms. The educational program will accommodate clients with identified special education needs. Our students are enrolled through the Mt. Pleasant Community School District. Consultation with the local Area Education Agency assists in making educational decisions. A regular education classroom is available which allows for adolescents to be mainstreamed and prepared to be returned to their community. Educational field trips, career exploration, and hands-on learning are key components to programming.
After the adolescent has completed the program, the adolescent and family may be involved in services which are designed to meet the specific needs of each family and child. The purpose of aftercare is to help facilitate changes that occurred while the adolescent was in residential treatment and to assist the adolescent and family in being self-sufficient and no longer in need of services.
Our School Program follows the schedule of the Mt. Pleasant School Calendar and the academic material is provided through the Mt. Pleasant School District and AEA. (More Detail...)
Christamore has experienced tremendous growth in our School Programs over the last few years. We have several kids that are private pay by schools or individuals. Christamore Family Treatment Center is a program of Young House Family Services, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We rely heavily on the generosity of United Way, grants, and our community for on-going needs.
Young House Family Services
400 S. Broadway St.
Burlington, Iowa 52601
fax: (319) 758-6650
Christamore Family Treatment Center is supported in part by the Mount Pleasant/Henry County Area United Way, Inc.
United Way of Mt. Pleasant
PO Box 145
Mount Pleasant, IA 52641
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