Treatment at the Deer Valley Campus
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Deer Valley Treatment

While at Deer Valley, children receive intensive counseling designed to help them learn to live successfully at home.

Our counselors are trained to help children with a wide variety of emotional and behavioral problems. They take the time to talk with children individually and conduct group therapy to help the boys work on their behavioral goals. The children respect our counselors and look up to them for support and guidance.

At Youth Villages, we believe that all children should be raised by their families whenever possible. We know that sometimes stays in residential care cannot be avoided, but we strive to make these stays as short as possible.

Whenever family reunification is an option, we begin family counseling as soon as possible and the campus provides a family-friendly atmosphere with family therapy and visitation rooms as well as outdoor areas for visits and picnics.

Accredited by the Joint Commission (JCAHO), learn more about Evidentiary Family Restoration™ and the evidence-based practices Youth Villages uses in treatment.

Treatment components include:

  • Group, individual and family therapy with master’s-level counselors
  • A 5:1 staff ratio
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) when indicated
  • Special treatment track for boys with significant substance abuse issues

Refer a child

Although admission requirements vary based on the individual program, primarily, we treat hard-to-help, hard-to-place children who have emotional and behavioral problems plus co-occurring medical issues and failed at numerous other programs.

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Youth Villages is a national leader in children’s mental and behavioral health bringing help and hope to more than 25,000 children, families and young people across the United States this year. The organization offers a continuum of evidence- and research-based programs, including its two national models: YVIntercept, which offers intensive in-home services, and YVLifeSet, which gives former foster youth a good start on a successful adulthood.
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