Our treatment modality was developed by the Bureau of Child Research at the University of Kansas and is widely recognized as an effective method of treating troubled youth.
The teaching model uses three very effective tools to teach residents positive life skills:
Social reinforcement of behavior from caring and consistent Teaching Parents.
A token economy to promote positive achievements.
A guidance system that allows youth to participate in a democratic fashion while also learning about self-governance.
PHH staff work closely with families, school personnel, juvenile probation officers, mental health professionals, and social workers to help youth develop a positive character, academic discipline, and an individual work ethic.
Our residential girl’s and boy’s homes offer trauma-informed treatment for youth with diagnoses such as fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) a group of conditions that can occur in a person who was exposed to alcohol before birth, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development, conduct, and co-occurring disorders.
Youth admitted to this program are typically academically behind their peers and are labeled severely emotionally disturbed.
Therapeutic treatment homes are similar to group homes in that they are both provided in a community based home environment. The treatment parents offer care with greater sensitivity and responsiveness to a youth's individual needs in a structured and supervised environment.
Typical program participants are young adults, ages 18 - 23, who are learning the academic, mental, and behavior skills and are preparing to transition to life on their own. These youth live in a residence under the supervision of a resident advisor to support the development of skills like budgeting, paying bills, acquiring and maintaining a job, as well as doing laundry, shopping, cooking and cleaning.Apply for Transition to Independent Living