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RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM FAQs:
How long is the residential program?
For residential stays paid by insurance companies we have an average length of stay of about 30 days. However, it varies from insurance carrier to insurance carrier and on client’s need. For our funded beds the average length of stay is 90 days, once again depending on client’s need. Residential treatment is a time for stabilization, and the ultimate goal is to continue the treatment in outpatient, where the client is back in the “real world” and gets to practice the skills acquired during treatment.
What is the cost of residential program?
For clients and families with insurance the benefits vary immensely. Call us at 503-535-1181 and our Client Service Specialist will help you figure out your benefits, co-pays and deductibles. We are contracted with most insurance companies that provide coverage in Oregon.
For self-pay clients, residential treatment costs $350 per day for 30 days.
We also have state funded beds for clients and families who meet the income requirements. Call us and we will help you figure out if your family income qualifies your client to a state funded bed.
Is your program locked?
We are not a locked facility. We encourage clients to talk to staff and other peers when and if they feel the urge to leave treatment prior to completion of the program. If a client does happen to choose to leave we notify the emergency contact and arrange for them to pick up the client if under 18 years old. If 18 or over, we call the emergency contact. “Runs” from the program are very rare.
Do you have gender specific treatment?
We have a male dorm and a female dorm. Clients participate in some mixed gender treatment activities and classes.
Are the adolescents supervised during their residential stay?
Clients have 24 hour supervision. There is never a time when staff is not available.
Our program is very structured with the clients waking up every week day at 6:30 and having full days including groups, school, individual and family sessions, and outside activities until they go to sleep at 9:30/10:00 every night. See “a typical day in residential care” below.
Can I call and visit my child while she/he is in residential treatment?
Yes, there are twice a week visitation and family time and there are hours established for calls with family members. Clients are not allowed to have a cell phone in treatment.
Will my child have passes to come home?
Clients may become eligible for progressively longer home passes as they make progress through the Treatment Levels (our treatment program is based on levels or competencies that clients achieve throughout treatment). Eligibility requirements include completion of all treatment work, academic work, family treatment plans, and compliance with De Paul rules.
Who is the primary person responsible for my child?
Each client is assigned a primary counselor and a family counselor with whom they meet weekly for therapy sessions. These counselors are also the primary contacts for families and referents once clients are enrolled in our program.
Can you accommodate adolescents with mental health disorders such as ADHD, depression, PTSD, anxiety etc.?
On our staff we have a nurse practitioner and a psychiatric nurse practitioner to provide health and mental health services. They are able to complete psychiatric evaluations and prescribe medications if necessary.
Tell me more about the alternative school.
While in residential treatment clients attend our alternative high school which is accredited through Portland Public Schools. For those who choose not to work towards traditional high school credits we offer GED preparation and facilitate testing. If a client has already earned a GED or Diploma they can work on getting into/taking college course or another independent project. Our clients spend 4 hours per day in school in addition to treatment groups, individual sessions, family sessions, community activities and recreational activities.
How about physical activity?
Physical exercise is an integral part of our treatment approach. Thanks to a cash grant from Nike, in-kind contributions from Life Fitness/Hammer Strength and donations from various local vendors and individuals, De Paul Youth and Family Center opened the doors of its 1000 SF DP Fit Gym on June 14, 2011. De Paul Youth enrolled in the DP Fit Program learn about proper exercise safety and technique, the physiology and anatomy of fitness and receive high school credit for participating. The program is staffed by experienced De Paul fitness trainer volunteers and counselors.
While in treatment clients also go on hikes, to yoga classes, sporting events or other activities off campus.
A typical day in residential care:
6:30 am – First Wakeup Call
6:35 am – Second Wakeup Call
6:35-7:45am – Showers/Chores/Rooms
7:45 am – Breakfast/Meds
8:15-8:30 am – Dining Room Chores / Get Ready
8:30-9:20 am – School: Electives
9:20 am – 9:30pm – Break
9:30 am – 10:20am – School: Healthy Living
10:20 am – 10:30 am – Snack
10:30 am – 11:00am – Community Meeting
11:00 am – 11:50 – 7 Challenges
11:50 am – 12:00 pm – Transition
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Lunch/Chores
1:00 pm – 1:50 pm – Relapse Prevention
1:50 pm – 2:00 pm –Snack
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm – School: Core Classes
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Gym/On-Site Rec/Rec Room
5:00 pm – 5:15 pm – Transition
5:15 pm – 6:00 pm – Dinner/Chores
6:00 pm – 6:50 pm – 12-Steps
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – Personal Time/Phone Calls/Library/AA
8:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Snack/Meds
9:00 pm – 9:30 pm – Get Ready For Bed
9:30 pm – 10:00 pm – Quiet Time in Rooms
10:00 pm – Lights Out
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