Evidence-based cognitive-behavioral practices form the basis for treatment at the Youth Villages-Germaine Lawrence Campus.
Our therapeutic milieu is highly structured and closely supervised, with a high staff-to-child ratio. Our staff are trained to tailor treatment to meet the unique needs of each girl while at the same time providing a nurturing and supportive environment.
Our goal is to help girls with serious emotional and behavioral issues learn to replace difficult behaviors with more positive behavior patterns and ways to deal with their emotions.
All of our programs are trauma-informed. Clinical staff are trained in using Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, an evidence-based treatment model to help children who have suffered trauma or have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Praise and huddle ups – groups of girls spontaneously getting together to give one another honest feedback – help reinforce positive behaviors. Finding joy in each day is an important component of treatment at our campus, where we always make time to laugh, joke around and engage in activities that the girls truly enjoy.
We also provide a wide range of expressive arts therapies, a challenging recreation program, and sensory integration and mindfulness activities.