Transitional Independent Living Programs
Many Transitional Independent Living Programs are designed for 18-24 year olds in need of a safe, supportive environment where they can learn necessary life skills that will help them transition into adulthood. Most offer access to 12-step programs and may have a psychiatric component. Many programs offer educational resources that are linked to community colleges/universities or they will provide schooling at their location. Volunteering, employment arrangements, community service involvement and re-integration into the greater community at large are major components.
Residential Treatment Centers
The focus of Residential Treatment Centers is behavioral support. Medication management and medical monitoring is typically available on site as well. These facilities treat adolescents with serious psychological and behavior issues. Most are JCAHO (Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations) or COA (Council on Accreditation) accredited.
Residential Treatment Centers offer group and individual therapy session and in most cases are covered by insurance. Weekly family therapy is usually available via phone, or where feasible, on site. Many of these facilities are lock programs and they are extremely structured. These facilities also offer recreational down activities and academics.