Oftentimes, when a young person engages in risky or criminal activity, he or she is battling a mental health condition, chemical dependency problem, or another type of emotional, behavioral, or cognitive disturbance that can prevent him or her from making good decisions and functioning well in the community. We at Detroit Behavioral Institute – Capstone Academy recognize the need for services for these youth and have designed programming that aims to help young people acquire the tools needed to live happy, healthy, and safe lives within their respective communities.
In order to facilitate the most effective programming for youth with the aforementioned backgrounds, the treatment offered at our center is administered in residential treatment settings. Our caring, compassionate, and experienced staff is trained to care for these young people 24/7 and utilize evidence-based treatment modalities and methods that ultimately improve the lives of the youth who come to us for care. Each residential program includes specific interventions that are catered to meet the unique needs of adjudicated and non-adjudicated children and adolescents so that these young people can develop skills that will foster healthy lifestyles.
The following residential programs are featured at Detroit Behavioral Institute – Capstone Academy and include a truly holistic approach to treatment:
- Harmony Program is designed for adjudicated female adolescents between the ages of 12 and 19. Girls who benefit most from this program experience emotional disturbances and have a history of behavioral concerns that have not been successfully treated in other treatment settings.
- Horizons Program treats adjudicated male and female youth between the ages of 12 and 19 who have an IQ between 55 and 69 and struggle with cognitive concerns and behavioral issues.
- Matrix Program is available for adjudicated males between the ages of 12 and 19 years old who have been diagnosed with a mental illness that includes severe emotional disturbances. Those most appropriate for this program also present with a number of behavioral concerns that were unsuccessfully treated in other treatment settings.
- Serenity Program provides care for high-risk adjudicated female adolescents between the ages of 12 and 19. Girls engaged in this program battle emotional disturbances, behavioral concerns, and have a history of trauma. This program also provides treatment for pregnant adolescents and affords them education on childbirth and parenting and connects these individuals with resources within their communities that will allow them to be successful caregivers.
- Visions Program cares for adjudicated male and female adolescents between the ages of 12 and 19 who experience emotional disturbances and substance abuse concerns. Those who benefit most from this program also display behavioral issues that require therapeutic intervention as well.
- Apex Program offers invaluable care for non-adjudicated male and female youth who are between the ages of 12 and 19. Young people who benefit most from this program meet diagnostic criteria for a mental health condition, possess an IQ of 70 and above, have a history of trauma, display behavioral concerns, present with educational deficits, and grapple with unresolved grief or substance abuse concerns.
Each of these programs afford youth the opportunity to partake in the following therapeutic interventions while in our care:
- Individual therapy, which is conducted once per week or more, depending on the program and youth’s needs
- Family therapy takes place once or twice per month, depending on the program and needs of the youth
- Group therapy occurs at a minimum of four times per week (depending on the program) and covers topics such as skills-building, emotion regulation, and problem-solving
- Experiential therapies include recreation (once per day), art therapy, drama, music therapy, team building, life skills, and once per week yoga
- Medication management services with a psychiatrist and nurse practitioner one to two times per week
- Appointments with a general practitioner to address and treat any medical conditions present
Additionally, while a youth is engaged in our residential treatment, our clinicians can provide updates and reports to the court system so that each youth’s progress can be documented and monitored throughout the therapeutic process.
Lastly, as part of the comprehensive treatment we provide, each child and adolescent in residential care will receive a superior education through our own Capstone Academy. We incorporate education services into our programming to meet the educational needs of youth so that they are able to successfully reintegrate back into their respective communities and academic settings.
At Detroit Behavioral Institute – Capstone Academy, we do all that we can to offer exemplary, well-rounded care that is designed to help youth realize and achieve the futures they deserve.