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Girls Center Treatment

The Youth Villages Girls Center for Intensive Residential Treatment provides a closely supervised environment to treat children and youth who suffer from the most serious emotional and behavioral problems, such as suicidal or self-harming conditions, psychotic symptoms, sexual behavior problems and behavioral issues complicated by chronic medical problems.

Sometimes girls need extra attention. Our staff can give one-on-one support when extra help is needed. The strong bonds the girls develop when they feel that our staff care about them personally can be the key to success for a girl who previously refused to participate in treatment.

Treatment components include:

  • Comprehensive child and family evaluation.
  • 24-hour nursing care and close supervision by a child-and-adolescent psychiatrist.
  • Group, individual, and family therapy with master's-level counselors and licensed mental health professionals.
  • A highly structured environment with small groups of children focused on specific treatment needs.
  • A 3:1 staff ratio, with staff specifically trained and assigned based on each child's needs.
  • Children attend school at the center with curriculum modified according to the educational needs of each child.
  • Related therapies -- speech, language, vocational, recreational -- are provided.

Special treatment modalities are offered as well, including:

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Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)

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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