How it Helps
Our experience with Adverse Childhood Experiences shows that without timely, appropriate treatment, youth become further traumatized and may respond in ways that create additional victims – with impacts that ripple out into the community.
Lifeguard staff work closely with the youth and their family to create a safe environment for positive change to occur. We help youth identify mutual goals and ultimately help them take accountability for their problematic and harmful sexual behaviors.
The program uses a curriculum based on each individual’s needs and developmental level. Treatment includes individual, family, and group therapy approaches, focusing on respect and hope for change. The Lifeguards Program strives to achieve offender accountability, victim advocacy, as well as positive youth development and the strengthening of families.
At Parrott Creek, our mission is to help children and teens identify strengths and develop skills that build stronger families and safer communities. This program supports youth to overcome trauma, address existing mental health issues, and enhances their ability to lead healthy and productive lives. Our treatment helps youth develop healthy sexual identities and teaches them how to form and maintain healthy relationships.
Does it Work?
For 18 years, Parrott Creek has been running a highly successful model of this service for youth involved in the juvenile justice system. External data shows that youth who completed our treatment had no further sexual offense and less than 5% committed other criminal offenses after one year.
Who it Serves
Adolescents ages 12 to 20
Sessions are held either in person at our Oregon City office or virtually if appropriate. The Lifeguards program currently accepts OHP, Trillium, and other Medicaid insurances. Parrott Creek will soon also contract with some private insurance companies.