North Cottage

Treatment services are provided for males, ages 11-17, with below average intelligence (IQ range of approximately 55-75), 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 are tailored to the developmental, intellectual, physical, and social needs of the client through auditory, visual, and tactile methods.

Group Therapy – Group therapy is provided to all clients through the use of creative multi-modal interventions. These interventions (which may include experiential, empowerment and/or cognitive-behavioral therapy) assist the client in exploring both victimization and sexual offense dynamics, as well as 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 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 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 – Individual attention is provided to every client as a means of enhancing repetitive opportunities for skill development based on learning needs.

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.


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