"Ya know,” said Monty. “I really am special! I mean, I didn’t believe it before I came to the St. Vincent Program, but I do now. My counselors and staff stuck with me, helped me, showed me new ways to be me. I know I have a chance now.”
The St. Vincent Program provides a trauma-sensitive and specially designed milieu for male and female adolescents in emotional distress. The program also provides specialized and intensive treatment for youth with intellectual and developmental disorders. From the comprehensive assessment to the development of an individualized treatment plan and implementation of treatment methods, the St. Vincent Program is designed to provide order and stability so youth can gain the insight and skills to regulate their behavior and reclaim their life.
Specially trained therapists, child and youth care professionals, teachers, and medical staff work with the youth, family, and placing agencies to restore hope, building on client and family strengths to rebuild a life.
Using Parmadale's STEPS Toward a Life Worth Living© Model, the St. Vincent Program is designed to prepare adolescents for transfer to a less-restrictive community living setting or step-down to secure transitional programming in the agency’s St. Anthony Program. The following are offered:
Comprehensive Mental Health Assessment: A comprehensive intensive mental health assessment is done to identify an adolescent's specific behavioral health needs. The purpose of the assessment is to determine level of functioning; to assess strengths and needs; to formulate a diagnosis; to determine level of care and to specify service recommendations.
Pharmacological Management and Medical Services: These services include psychiatric, medical, dental, and nursing interventions that address the medical and behavioral health needs of the adolescents served.
Group and Individual Counseling: Based on treatment needs, clients may participate in psychotherapeutic individual, family, and/or group counseling sessions. Dependent upon need, clients may participate in sessions that are based on cognitive behavioral therapy or Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) methods.
This program serves male and female adolescents who: