“Regardless of obstacle or disadvantage, every child deserves the chance to shoot for the stars.” —RTC Program Director
HCYR operates a residential treatment center in conjunction with its basic care children’s home, serving some of the state’s most traumatized children. Six RTC houses provide varying degrees of structure. As residents stabilize, they can be placed in one of HCYR’s campus foster homes, thus allowing them to remain in the same community of caregivers as they heal.
HCYR integrates a variety of therapeutic modalities, along with opportunities in the expressive arts, vocational skills development and therapeutic recreation. The milieu cornerstone is individualized programming, as we look for special gifts and interests that can expedite the healing process.
Therapeutic services – the search for what works
Professional services include individual and group therapy. Therapy sessions are conducted by licensed professionals, aided by weekly consultation with a clinical psychologist and a psychiatrist. Therapists work with program and direct care staff to create a team approach for supporting each child’s goals.
Because we believe that each child is unique and that a healing environment is one that can adapt to meet individual needs, the Ranch model is intentionally flexible. As we seek to help each child heal, we watch for what helps him open up and for signs of motivation to work and grow. This approach requires flexibility on the part of professional staff and the broadest array of skills and personalities that we can make available at any given time.