Our Residential Treatment Program provides care for abused, neglected, traumatized and emotionally disturbed children.
- Program serves both males and females
- Ages 6-18
- Serves children from Northern California
Without the intensive 24-7 treatment and care our residents receive, these children would be at risk for institutionalized, long-term group care, because of their risk of causing harm to themselves or others.
The Residential Treatment Program is giving children the support, treatment and tools they need so they can once again thrive in a family home.
24-Hour Residential Care
Our Residential Treatment Program provides 24/7 therapeutic services for up to 42 children at a time. Typically, youth admitted to the Residential Treatment Program have failed multiple foster homes and school placements. These are the children who have had the roughest of introductions to life, who know first-hand what the effects of parental abuse and neglect mean. Our program's goal is to help each child work to change the behaviors that prevent them from finding a permanent family home.
- Each child remains connected to their community
- Focus is on making significant and lasting behavioral changes
- Children in the Residential Treatment Program are engaged in normal daily activities in order to create structure and stability
- Children attend school in their community
The SCH Mental Health Program supports the emotional and behavioral needs of each child. In collaboration with the child, their family, school, community, and other SCH programs, staff are able to create and apply focused and targeted treatment plans.
- Intensive therapy for each resident that incorporates their family
- Functional Behavioral assessments and intervention services
- Group treatment to address aggression, social skills, problem solving, independent living, living in the community and other related topics
- Psychiatric medication monitoring services by a licensed psychiatrist, if necessary
- Family Involvement
Jasmine arrived at the Sacramento Children's Home when she was 15 years old. Jasmine had bounced from home to home since she was 6 years old. She lived with numerous family members and family friends, as well as countless foster placements, but continued to fail these because of her impossible behavior. When Jasmine came to the Sacramento Children's Home she was physically assaultive, verbally aggressive, defiant, and had a history of stealing and sexually provocative behavior. It was Jasmine's goal to become pregnant as soon as possible so she could have a baby.
Immediately Jasmine made huge progress in our program. She understands boundaries, and has learned how to set them. Her social skills have improved dramatically, and she is able to build and keep friendships. Jasmine has worked on appropriately expressing her concerns and needs, and is comfortable asking for help. Her overall attitude is more positive, pleasant, and fun; her sense of humor and spark for life now shines though in all she does. Jasmine has learned that she can be a great leader - considered a role model for her peers, Jasmine is helping guild other girls to make better choices and decisions. Jasmine has become a confident young woman, who has learned to let her guard down, and allow others to see her "softer side".
Recreation & Community Activities
Recreational activities are an important part of each child's treatment plan. Children are encouraged to participate in community activities and recreational opportunities, like snow days and camping trips. We recognize the importance of recreation in a successful treatment plan and understand it is a critical element in improving children's overall quality of life.