Youth Challenge Program
Outpatient Day Treatment
The Youth Challenge Treatment Program, Wellspring's Outpatient Treatment designed for both boys and girls ages 10 through 17, operates from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Monday through Friday with additional services from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturdays. Two groups of 40 kids meet each week: This program is offered to Medicaid (Title XIX) eligible youth through a collaboration with the Community Mental Health Center and Behavior Management Systems.
Every day each child receives:
- Transportation from school (when school is in session)
- Two hours of group therapy
- One hour of life skills education
- One hour of homework/tutoring
- An afternoon snack
All Medicaid eligible youth must be assessed by and involved with Behavior Management Systems Family Pathways Program.
Life Skills Education
Adolescents enrolled in the Youth Challenge Program will spend one hour each day in the Life Skills Education program. Psycho-educational groups address social skills, anger management, moral development, boundaries, self-esteem, independent living skills, destructive and empowered thinking, strategies to accept accountability and other topics as needed.
Homework and Tutoring
Adolescents enrolled in the Youth Challenge Program spend one hour each day completing homework assignments and/or working with a volunteer tutor assigned to help him or her improve specific academic skills.
The Wellspring Homework and Tutoring classroom is equipped with computers and Internet access to make available the tools students need to complete homework assignments. Our Homework/Tutoring Program Coordinator works with area schools to determine the tutoring needs of each youth.
An alternative school is available during the day for youth who are struggling in the current school setting. Thus, youth will receive school credits while receiving individualized academic and behavior attention.
Individual, Group and Family Therapy
Behavior Management System's Family Pathways Program will provide all individual and family counseling services. Medical and psychiatric services are available by referral. Group therapy sessions are led by qualified Youth Challenge staff.
Nutritional Meals and Snacks
Nutritious after-school snacks and evening meals are provided daily for all youth attending the program.