Childhelp’s California Short Term Residential Therapeutic Program, (formerly known as Group Homes) seek to heal children in California’s child welfare system by providing comprehensive treatment in stable, nurturing, safe environments. Since 1996, Childhelp Short Term Residential Therapeutic Programs have served residents with counseling, therapy, support and structure for children they serve.
Like a Family
California STRTPs (Short Term Residential Therapeutic Programs) provide an intensive level of supervision and therapeutic services to prepare children for a lower level of care such as foster homes, adoptive homes or reunification with families/guardians. The family-like setting helps residents successfully complete their transition into a more optimal long-term living situation.
It’s Who We Are
Upon admission, each child is assessed for an Individualized Treatment Plan, also known as a Needs and Services Plan. All direct care staff are educated on the child’s treatment plan to ensure residents receive the most appropriate clinical services and interventions. Comprehensive treatment includes psychological, educational, clinical and recreational therapies.
The Childhelp staff cultivates trust and self-worth in every child. Therapists facilitate a weekly social skills building group, focusing on developing skills in manners, sharing, cooperation and making friends. Therapists identify children who may benefit from participation in smaller groups to address more specific issues like anger management, sexual victimization and developmental deficits.
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