The Residential Program is a aomprehensive 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.
Residential Programs are designed to be individualized within a 180 day timeframe. In some cases, the client may be able to complete the program within 3 months; some clients may take up to 6 months. 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. 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.