KidsPeace Residential

The decision to place a child in residential care is not an easy one for the child or their guardians. However, sometimes it is necessary to provide the child with the comprehensive therapeutic support he or she needs to overcome crisis. KidsPeace’s residential campuses provide essential care and education along with intensive therapy, life skills training, vocational training and therapeutic recreation – all in an atmosphere of warmth, comfort and security.

KidsPeace programs include expert counseling and therapeutic services that use art, music, recreation, to encourage creativity and expression, which in turn help to promote healing and restore a child’s belief in their ability to triumph over adversity and become healthy and whole again.

KidsPeace’s evidence-based therapeutic interventions include Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA).  Experts in the KidsPeace Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Department use an evidence-based approach devoted to both understanding and improving our client’s behavior.  Every client’s ABA involvement is individualized based on their presenting behaviors of concern.  KidsPeace has a team of analysts in each of our three residential centers who are overseen by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

KidsPeace’s therapeutic recreation facilities include baseball and soccer fields, a swimming pool, a gymnasium, running tracks, sledding hills for winter fun, a ropes course, and other recreational activities that allow children to simply be kids.

KidsPeace now offers a residential treatment program at its Orchard Hills Campus that’s certified by TRICARE, the program providing coverage for military families.

Adolescent Sexual Preoccupation, Intervention, Responsibility and Education

The PRTF Certified ASPIRE program provides structured, staff secure, intensive residential treatment services for male adolescents (ages 13 to 18) who are exhibiting high-risk sexualized preoccupations and behaviors. The team utilizes a Trauma-Informed approach to help youths understand and accept responsibility for inappropriate behaviors; identify behavior patterns; increase social sensitivity; increase emotional regulation/expression; increase impulse control; gain understanding of healthy sexual development and relationships; develop empathy for abuse victims; and learn long-term accountability and self-discipline. 

Explorer PRTF Treatment Program

KidsPeace’s Explorer PRTF program offers an enhanced level of treatment that is more intensive than traditional residential programming. The program addresses the treatment needs of youth who have experienced significant traumatic events and who, because of the acuity of their emotional and/or behavioral challenges, cannot be served by less-specialized programs. The program seeks to promote healing from trauma for these youth in a safe and supportive residential treatment environment in which the youth feels safe and can work on developing appropriate coping skills and emotional responses, with the goal of a successful return to their families and communities. The program can also serve as a vital step down from short-term inpatient psychiatric settings like KidsPeace Children’s Hospital.

Diagnostic Therapeutic/Shelter Residential Treatment

The Residential Diagnostic Program offers emergency crisis stabilization and diagnostic services for children and adolescents experiencing emotional, behavioral and social adaptation challenges. The program provides short-term care for males and females ages 6 to 18, in a staff-intensive, 24-hour, campus-based environment.  Included are services such as physical examination/nursing assessment, clinical review, Life Space Crisis Intervention (LSCI), initial treatment plan, behavior management, comprehensive assessment services, therapeutic recreation, Individual/group/family counseling/therapy, risk screening, court testimony, psychiatric and psychological evaluations, social history, educational services, medication management/education, and health education.

KidsHope Intensive Residential Treatment

The PRTF Certified KidsHope Program provides structured, staff secure, intensive residential treatment services for male adolescents (ages 12 to 18) with I.Q. scores between 50 and 70. Limitations in adaptive functioning that prevent a child from being successful in less restrictive settings are identified and targeted. Interventions address improving a youth’s impulse control, social judgment, emotional regulation/ expression and interpersonal skills to enable and support the child to transition to a less restrictive setting. Education occurs initially in a self-contained, highly structured and closely supervised classroom. 

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This reality- and cognitive behavior-based treatment for males ages 12 to 18 helps these young men accept responsibility for inappropriate behaviors, identify maladaptive behavioral patterns, increase social sensitivity, develop empathy for victims and learn pro-social skills and long-term accountability and self-discipline.

Trauma, Resiliency, Empowerment, and Elevation Residential Program

The PRTF Certified T.R.E.E. Program uses a holistic approach that combines the principles of community interaction, Trauma-Informed evidence-based interventions, and life skills development for females and males. This program is designed to address emotional and/or behavioral acuity in children/adolescents (males ages 7 to 17.5; females ages 10 to 17.5) who have experienced complex trauma that cannot be treated in a less restrictive environment, including Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC). Goals of this program include teaching healthy relationships/sexual development, emotional regulation, cognitive coping, self-empowerment, family / support building, and community reintegration. In the life skills program, youths can work with local community groups to help build self-empowerment and social responsibility through active community engagement.