AWARE community-based intensive youth residential group homes welcome boys and girls, ages 5 to 17, who experience severe emotional disturbance and/or developmental disabilities. Safe, supportive environments, each home provides supervision with a two-staff to one-child ratio. Combined with natural, logical interventions, children experience relationships that foster trust, forgiveness, availability, emotional stability, and fun.
Treatment is based on each individual’s needs:
- Therapy is available for co-occurring mental health and developmental disabilities.
- Wraparound approach always includes natural supports.
- Trusting relationships are developed.
- Interventions are developed through natural and logical learning opportunities.
- Community-based outings and interactions create opportunities to naturally learn skills.
- Services are based on long-term success outside of a treatment facility.
AWARE offers clinical oversight as part of its residential youth program including:
- Treatment plan development.
- Individual, family and group therapy.
- In-house psychiatry.
- Connection to communities and specialized collaboration.
* Clinicians use evidence-based practices and interventions based on each child.
Children admitted to AWARE group homes are those diagnosed with a severe emotional disturbance (SED). They’re unable to function in a less restrictive environment. Most often, they demonstrate:
- Impaired interpersonal/social functioning.
- Impaired educational/occupational functioning.
- Impaired judgement/impulse control.
- Lack of family/community networks.
Also, as a result of SED, youth may exhibit:
- Inability to perform daily living activities in a developmentally appropriate manner.
- Behaviors that result in the inability of the caregiver to safely provide care and structure in a family setting.
- Severe or persistent symptoms requiring more intensive treatment and clinical supervision than can be provided by outpatient or in-home mental health services.
- Significant risk of placement in an acute or psychiatric residential setting.
To refer a child to AWARE, please provide:
- Clinical or psychiatric assessment with current mental status exam from the last 30 days.
- Education records, including IEP, 504, or CST.
- Any psychiatric/clinical evaluations from the last year.
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