Crisis stabilization for young people ages 6 to 15 generally lasts between 2 and 10 days.
- ARCC staff participates as members of the treatment team before, during, and after a child's stay
- The stabilization team provides home, resident, and providers with a "Tool Box" to assist in the use of special sensory tools while also helping to stabilize the child's home environment and remain as a link in the continuum of care.
- A therapist will provide a written report with recommendations, testing needs and in home assessments (as appropriate).
- Complete assessment and recommendations will be provided along with any needed psychiatric follow-up.
- Crisis staff is present 24-hours-a-day. Staff members are fully trained in crisis work, pervasive developmental disorders (PDD), and the therapeutic use of sensory tools.
This is for young people who need further assessment and treatment. Typical stays last from 30 to 60 days, which allows the treatment team to provide:
- further stabilization
- in-home support and treatment
- needs assessment and further recommendations
- psychiatric care (as needed)
- facilitation of continued enrollment at the resident's home school (or tutoring and on-site schooling at the Brattleboro Retreat)
This type of service can range from 90 days to a year or more. In addition to services listed above, children in this track may also benefit from:
- intensive family-based therapy (as well as training for potential foster parents)
- weekly psychiatric care and assessment
- educational and psychiatric testing (as needed)
- specialized alternative school
- group work on topics such as anger, trauma, and coping skills
- eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) with a trained therapist