Our patients come to us from a variety of environments and we recognize that each child has his/her own strengths and challenges. While we do our best to maintain consistency on our units, we also assess our units daily and try to adjust our programming to meet the needs of the milieu. We believe in empowering children to make positive decisions, and recognize that each child’s experience is different. In circumstances where a child is struggling to achieve or engage in our regular programming, we may decide to develop a modified program in where we create more specialized options.
Although our ultimate goal is for our patients to succeed in treatment, we understand that they may have individual challenges and will need support throughout this process. Our abilities to support them through this process are directly connected with the maintaining a safe therapeutic environment. To maintain such an environment, we have three unit expectations: respect for oneself, respect for others, and respect for the environment.