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Child/Adolescent Therapeutic Intervention

Program Description

Solutions for Living's Child/Adolescent Therapeutic Intervention Program is designed as a time-intensive in-home, family and community based service intended for high-risk children/adolescents who have been or would likely be resistant/unresponsive to a more traditional type of therapeutic intervention. Such youth generally have a history of out-of-home placement or are at risk for such. The Program supports and strengthens the youth's basic ability to overcome situationally aggravated personal developmental problems and to function in a growth enhancing manner in the home, at school, and in the community.

The following are some of the characteristics that most frequently describe the Program's target population:

  • Oppositional behavior in the home and at school
  • Chronic truancy
  • Inability to form positive relationships with peers or adults
  • Delinquent acting-out
  • Excessive risk-taking that threatens the youth's personal safety
  • Substance abuse
  • Sexual acting-out that can result in exploitation
  • Inability to manage anger
  • Aggressive/violent behavior directed toward family members and/or peers
  • Chronic depression, sometimes resulting in suicidal gestures or attempts

The Program provides the following services:

  • Individual therapy
  • Group counseling
  • Family intervention
  • Crisis intervention
  • Advocacy
  • Specialized counseling (sexual abuse, substance abuse)

Program services are generally provided within a three-month or six-month time-frame.

Counseling, Advocacy and Dispute Resolution Services
For Children, Adolescents, Families, and the Community