Treatment services are provided for boys, ages 11-17, of average intelligence, who have engaged in harmful or inappropriate sexual behavior. The young man must have a pattern of emotional disturbance and behavioral difficulties that necessitates removal from the community and requires a higher level of supervision. Program components include:
Group Therapy – Group therapy is provided to all clients through the use of multi-modal interventions. These interventions (which may include experiential, DBT, empowerment and/or cognitive-behavioral therapy) assist the client in exploring both victimization and sexual offense dynamics as well as help to develop a Healthy Living Plan.
Individual Therapy – Individual therapy is provided for all clients to address a variety of dynamics and significant issues. Play therapy, TF-CBT, DBT, and cognitive-behavioral approaches are used.
Family Therapy – Families are invited to be active members of our treatment team. We encourage families to attend family therapy sessions, Family Education Days, and the bi-weekly parent/caregiver support group sessions.
Psychiatric Services – Psychiatric services are closely integrated with other elements of treatment. Services are provided by a child psychiatrist bi-monthly, monthly, and on a quarterly basis, depending on the mental health needs of the client.
Education – As part of the St. Peter Public School District, Hoffmann Learning Center offers a full-time accredited educational program for the youth on our campus.
Life Skills – Psycho-educational classes are offered weekly. Courses include: Human Sexuality, Stress Management, Self-esteem, Anger Management, Chemical Awareness, Independent Living and Healthy Touch.
Therapeutic Recreation – A variety of therapeutic recreation and program activities are provided daily to assist clients in acquiring the skills, knowledge, and attitude necessary for a healthy leisure lifestyle.
Therapeutic Milieu – A supportive living environment stresses positive, respectful interactions, daily living responsibilities, and positive peer relationships.
Transitional Services – A client’s transitional plan and adjustment to his transition to home, foster care, group home, or another facility is facilitated by staff for six months after completion of the program.
Progress Reviews – Each client’s progress is reviewed monthly and at approximately eight to ten week intervals by the multi-disciplinary treatment team.