|Our students learn communication, problem-solving,
and decision-making skills they'll utilize for the rest of their lives."
Upon admission, each girl with input from her parents provides information on the problems, needs, strengths and goals they would like to see addressed. This information, along with our formalized academic, social skills and mental health assessments, helps us design an individualized master treatment plan for each girl. Each girl’s treatment plan may include group, individual and family counseling; behavior management; individualized academics; social skills and life skills training; and family support. Our individualized therapeutic and academic approach is different than most therapeutic youth programs for the power it has to elicit real and profound change.
Group, Individual and Family Counseling
Your child will live, work, attend school and participate in group activities with 10 to 12 youth and qualified counselor/teachers. She will spend the majority of her time participating in therapeutic group and academic activities, outdoor adventures, and will gain exposure to new opportunities (i.e. the arts, cooking, swimming, running, etc.).
Eckerd E-Nini-Hassee offers an on-campus, fully-accredited school, firmly grounded in experiential learning enhanced with direct academic instruction and computer lab, which are part of an experiential education system to meet the special needs of our girls. For many of the students we serve, underlying emotional issues negatively affect their academic performance. Our highly dedicated teachers are state-certified and trained in handling the special needs of troubled girls. Our low 1:12 teacher/student ratio means increased individualized attention and the ability to tailor the most effective approach to educating each student. Students earn academic credits that are transferable.
Social Skills and Life Skills Training
Your child will learn social skills, leadership skills, communication techniques, problem-solving skills and maximize her potential by giving her a new perspective of herself and the world around her. Helping our girls to become proficient in the skills necessary to function as an independent member of society enhances your child’s self worth, personal competence, and strengthens her sense of community responsibility.
Families frequently need both emotional and logistical support as they deal with getting help for troubled girls and the stresses associated with this level of care. Changes your child makes while in our care will only be successful if they are supported and sustained by the entire family during treatment and after graduation. Our staff members will ensure your family is:
You are encouraged to be an active participant by communicating with your child and participating in special family activities, like group conferences and scheduled parent weekends. Home visits are an opportunity for your child to practice the skills they are learning to transition back into their family, school and community.
Transition Planning and Follow Up
At intake we will begin to build a transition plan that incorporates goals for the family, connections with the school, community agencies and more to provide the best possible opportunity for continued success as your child transitions back home. We will continue to follow up with you and your child for up to a year after graduation.