Geauga Youth Center

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“Situated in a tranquil, rural setting Geauga Youth Center provides youth a healthy, safe environment in which they can improve emotional, behavioral and academic functioning.”

The Geauga Youth Center is a therapeutic group home that provides a healthy, safe environment in which adolescents can improve emotional, behavioral, and academic functioning, involving families as much as possible in the hope that youth may successfully return home to a less constricting level of care.

PROGRAM ADMISSION CRITERIA:

  • Male or female between the ages of 12-17
  • Moderate or serious impairment of behavioral and emotional functioning in more than one of the following areas: home, community, and school.
  • Youth’s problems may include unruly or delinquent behavior, mood disorders such as depression or anxiety, self-injurious behaviors, abuse history, multiple failed placements, attachment disorder, anger management problems and mild-moderate aggression, attention deficit disorder, conduct disorder, substance abuse and chemical dependency.
  • IQ is above 75.
  • Youth who do not require physical restraint.
  • Sexually aggressive youth must have completed treatment and be considered low risk to reoffend.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Full time therapist on site
  • Board certified adolescent psychiatrist
  • Mental health treatment
  • Drug and alcohol treatment program
  • On-site school
  • Independent Living Skills Program
  • Linkage to aftercare
  • Parent education
  • Transportation provided

TREATMENT

  • Trauma therapy
  • Family systems
  • Cognitive-Behavioral
  • Family involvement
  • Parent support and education
  • Case management

PROGRAM COMPONENTS

  • Mental health assessment
  • Psychiatric evaluation
  • Substance abuse/dependency assessment
  • Substance abuse treatment
  • Individual therapy
  • Family therapy and parent support groups
  • Group therapy
  • Independent living skills
  • On-site school
  • Home transition with after-care plans

GEAUGA YOUTH CENTER SCHOOL

  • Classes are offered on site.
  • Small classroom size offers individual attention.
  • Academic subjects taught by a teacher as well as on-line offerings.
  • Block scheduling allows for completion of a full credit academic class in one semester.
  • Classroom teacher is highly qualified in Social Studies, certified in special education with HQT math and reading in progress.
  • Physical education credit is offered through the Geauga YMCA.
  • Insight/Life Skills class is taught weekly by building principal.
  • School Social Worker, LISW, on site daily for counseling, scheduling, tutoring, study skills and planning for the successful transit of student back to their home school.

Program Director – 440-279-2092
Case Manager – 440-279-2092