Secure, Nurturing Residential Behavioral Care for Adolescents
Franciscan Health manages a residential behavioral treatment center for youths, ages 12 through 18, at the St. Francis Center on the campus of Franciscan Health - Dyer. With a total of 30 beds, the St. Francis Center offers two levels of adolescent residential care in a nurturing, therapeutic and secure environment. The program is designed to assist adolescents in developing the necessary skills to function age-appropriately and successfully on a daily basis so they can reintegrate with the community and their families. All resident at the St. Francis Center are court-ordered for treatment.
When is residential treatment advised for adolescents?
When an adolescent’s behaviors become disruptive and potentially harmful, it is time to consider professional help. Disruptive behaviors include behaviors that consistently break the rules, disrupt the lives of those around them and consistently defy authority. While it is common for children and teenagers to act out sometimes, truly disruptive behaviors are extreme and cause the adolescents as well as their families a great deal of pain and suffering.
Franciscan Health offers inpatient, residential care for these youths that focuses on treatment and developing the ability to reintegrate with society. It is our belief that success is often dependent on family involvement. Therefore, families are encouraged to take an active role in treatment by attending routinely scheduled family sessions. The St. Francis Center also provides a self-contained accredited school and certified teachers. Learning is individualized and credits are earned toward graduation.
Therapeutic programming at the St. Francis Center includes:
- Parent resource group
- Individual and family counseling
- Group psychotherapy
- Development of coping skills
- Chemical dependency education
- Occupational and recreational therapy
A multidisciplinary approach to care that serves body, mind, and spirit
At Franciscan Health we want to help each individual recover and reach their best potential. Treatment is provided by a multidisciplinary team of caring professionals:
- Psychiatric therapists
- Certified educators
- Occupational and recreational therapists
- Registered nurses
- Case managers
- Intake marketing coordinator
- Residential advisors
Our dual diagnosis program
For youth with substance abuse and psychiatric disorders, the St. Francis Center offers individual and family therapy and chemical dependency therapy. Our staff utilizes the evidence-based Matrix Model for alcohol and drug treatment.