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Dogwood Campus Treatment


The Youth Villages Dogwood Campus is designed in a natural, open setting to create a unique balance of structure and freedom. This balance enables children and their families to identify, understand and cope with their individual needs and develop the skills necessary to succeed in a stable, supportive home and family when the residential phase of their treatment is complete.

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 and girls with significant substance abuse issues

In addition to serving a general psychiatric population, the campus has special programs designed to work with:

  • Boys and girls with problem sexual behaviors
  • Youth with emotional disturbance and co-occuring medical conditions

If you are considering referring a child to Youth Villages, please learn about admission guidelines, location and funding considerations and complete a brief referral questionnaire.

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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About Us
Youth Villages is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to helping emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and their families live successfully. We help more than 22,000 children and families each year from across the country. Our Evidentiary Family Restoration® approach involves intensive work with the child and family, a focus on measuring outcomes, keeping children in the community whenever safely possible, and providing accountability to families and funders. The EFR approach produces lasting success for children with success rates twice that of traditional services at one-third the cost of traditional care.
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