Residential Treatment Services

CONTACT: To make a referral to the program, contact the Assistant Director of Residential services at (209) 466-0853 or (209) 751-9125

Residential Treatment Services

The Children’s Home of Stockton is a non-profit, state-licensed agency that provides 24-hour residential care and treatment to over 150 severely emotionally disturbed and disadvantaged children and adolescents per year. Seven psychiatric-level treatment programs, located in six centralized Residential Cottages and one Community based Emancipation Cottage, provide highly specialized services to students with the following treatment issues:

  • Male and female residential cottages (non co-ed)
  • Age range varies by program; ages 8-17 and Non-Minor Dependents
  • Dysfunctional family systems
  • Victim of physical abuse
  • Victim of sexual abuse
  • Victim of emotional abuse
  • Depression/post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Poor self-esteem
  • Social skills & living deficits
  • Delinquent/pre-delinquent behaviors
  • Adolescent victim/perpetrators
  • Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder
  • Substance abuse education and prevention
  • Severe emotional disturbance
  • Characterological disorders

Individually staffed and supervised by full-time Masters and licensed Social Workers, all CHS residential programs are structured environments in which each student’s individual needs are assessed, and individualized treatment plans are designed and implemented. Each program utilizes a behavior management system (GAPS-Goal Attainment Point System), which is tailored to the student’s specific treatment goals. All programs provide some degree of flexibility in terms of approach to treatment, based on individually assessed student needs, treatment plan specifics, and placement goals.

Specific treatment processes may vary to some degree between individual programs, with the following components available to all students:

  • Individualized treatment planning
  • Individual therapy and counseling
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • 24-hour supervision
  • Comprehensive Recreational Program
  • Vocational counseling
  • Behavior Management Point System (GAPS)
  • On-grounds and off-grounds work experience programs
  • Emancipation preparation
  • Transitional planning

Residential Program Descriptions

  • Cypress Cottage (LIC #397002554) FEMALES, ages 8-17, and Non-Minor Dependents. Social Service and Probation referrals accepted. Six bed Community Home setting adjacent to the main campus. Emphasis on reunification or emancipation, daily independent living skills, social and vocational skills, abuse, adjustment, and family issues.
     
  • Oak Cottage (LIC #397002552) MALES, ages 12-17, and Non-Minor Dependents. Social Service and Probation referrals accepted. Six bed Community Home setting adjacent to the main campus. Emphasis on reunification or emancipation, daily independent living skills, social and vocational skills, abuse, adjustment, and family issues.
     
  • Redwood Cottage (LIC #390300131) MALES, ages 15-17, and Non-Minor Dependents. Social Service and Probation referrals accepted. Six bed Community Home setting with emphasis on emancipation or reunification, daily independent living skills, social and vocational skills, abuse, adjustment, and family issues.
     
  • Alpine, Delta, & Shasta Cottages (LIC #390332238) and Aspen Cottage (LIC #397002553) MALES, ages 12-17, and Non-Minor Dependents. Probation and Social Services referrals accepted. Twenty-eight bed, highly structured, institutional setting on the main campus. Emphasis on victim/perpetrator treatment, reunification or emancipation, daily independent living skills, social and vocational skills, adjustment, and family issues.

Accelerated Treatment Format

The average length of placement at CHS is approximately 16 months, although this figure may vary significantly based on individual treatment considerations. An accelerated course of treatment is available for time-limited placements as well, on a case by case basis. While many students can make significant progress in an intensive treatment environment, the accelerated treatment format may be extended to meet the needs of those students whose cases indicate a need for additional time in residential care.

Enrollment

To make a referral to the CHS Residential Program, contact the Assistant Director of Residential Services at 209-466-0853 or 209-751-9125, Monday-Friday, 8am to 5pm.

CHS will conduct an initial assessment to determine if our program can adequately meet the needs of the minor by a review of all documents provided by the referring agency, including court reports, psychological and psychiatric evaluations, Individual Education Plans, report from previous treatment placements, feedback, and input from parents, placement workers, and the prospective student, whenever possible.  We will generally conduct either a face-to-face or telephone interview with the prospective student.

After reviewing all available documents and speaking to the referring agency/individual and others as necessary and available, we will make a final determination of each case based on a review of identified criteria.  Our goal is to assess if we can meet the needs of the prospective student.  With only a few exceptions, no single factor will determine if the placement is appropriate.  Rather it is usually a combination of factors that are used to evaluate the appropriateness of placement at CHS.