How it Helps
Our residential treatment programs operate under the principle of unconditional positive regard and the belief that our youth are doing the best they can with the skills, tools and opportunities they have available to them. We support youth and families in developing and practicing skills that will guide them to achieve their individualized goals and reach their full potential.
The program provides individual, group and family counseling by master’s level therapists during their stay. Youth are also involved in a broad range of skill building groups that are strength-based, culturally responsive, and trauma-informed.
Our support is relationship-based and informed by principles of mindfulness and restorative justice. We work to create corrective (or positive) attachments with youth to gain trust and help them to be successful in the community, not just in our program. Our staff are required to have their own mindfulness practices, to model self-regulation for the youth, and to take accountability for their actions and the impact they have on youth (and others) in our residential setting (our “community”).
We provide drug and alcohol counseling on site for youth who require it by CADC’s and overseen by a CADC-II level clinician. We also treat and work with youth who exhibit sexually inappropriate or harming behaviors. Youth attend our on-site school delivered in partnership with Clackamas Education Service District and participate in artistic, athletic, and cultural enrichment activities that encourage the development of new interests and passions, connect them with their communities and build self-confidence.