What is Residential Treatment?

Residential treatment facilities offer intensive therapeutic services for those needing more consistent, comprehensive therapy than might be available in an outpatient setting. In this setting, the person seeking treatment leaves their home and resides in one of our treatment facilities for an extended period of time, determined by their unique clinical profile and therapeutic needs.

Our residential treatment centers provide safe, evidence-based care for adolescents struggling with profound negative consequences from a wide range of behavioral and psychological issues and give them the opportunity to address these behavioral, emotional, and mental health needs.

What Treatment Modalities Does Sequel Use?

Sequel programs are committed to providing trauma-informed care in all aspects of resident assessment and treatment, with a focus on evidence-based treatment and best practice modalities, including but not limited to:

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    Safe Crisis Management (SCM)
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    Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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    Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
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    Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
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    Pathways to Self-Discovery and Change
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    Aggression Replacement Training
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    Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
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    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
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    Individual, Group and Family Therapy 
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    Group and Individual Skill Development 
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    Licensed Substance Treatment
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    Clarification and Victim/Offender Reunification 
What Conditions Are Treated

The clinical profiles of the residents we serve vary by the program. However, generally, the following conditions are treated:

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    Behavioral disorders 
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    Addiction and substance abuse disorders
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    Psychiatric disorders like anxiety and depression
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    Emotional disorders
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    Conduct disorders 
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    Autism spectrum disorder
What Program Types are Offered

Staff Secure RTC

Sequel operates staff-secure residential academies with a structured residential environment where student enjoys robust educational opportunities as well as medication management; individual, group and family counseling; and extensive recreational opportunities.

Sequel’s staff-secure residential academies offer a broad continuum of specialized treatment options including: long-term residential treatment for chronic delinquent males and females, short-term residential treatment for males and females, sexual offender treatment for males, therapeutic group homes, alternative day schools, and shelter care.

Our facilities are licensed by the Department of Human Services and provide fully accredited Education and Vocational components. Students have the opportunity to receive their High School Diploma, GED, or credits, which will transfer to their home school district upon discharge. The Academies also offer level I & II chemical dependency treatment in conjunction with the residential program for students with dependency issues. As a member of their residing states Athletic Associations, Sequel students may compete in a variety of varsity, junior varsity, and freshmen sports with local area high schools.

Secure RTC

Sequel operates secure residential treatment programs for adolescents with serious behavioral issues, requiring perimeter-secure settings. Interventions include, when necessary: medication management; individual, group and family counseling; education; and recreation. We offer a variety of specialized treatment options including long- and short-term residential programs for chronic delinquent males and females and sexual offender treatment for males. Many of our students suffer from severe emotional and/or learning disorders.

Our evidence-based programs combine cognitive-behavioral therapy and a wide range of specialized therapeutic modalities, including individual and group therapy, family counseling, and substance abuse treatment.

We provide fully accredited academic and vocational education and students have the opportunity to obtain their GED or receive high school credits, which will transfer to their home school district upon discharge.

Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF)

Sequel PRTFs offer a structured residential environment that is safe for our residents because of the extensive direct-care and clinical staff support available to them. Residents enjoy robust educational opportunities as well as medication management; individual, group and family therapies with licensed clinicians; and extensive recreational opportunities. The residents benefit from experienced medical management teams comprised of psychiatrists and around-the clock nurses as well as a host of licensed clinicians.

Therapeutic Boarding School

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Contact Sequel Today

Unique Treatment Programs in a Safe Environment

Our Sequel Behavioral Continuum allows us to come alongside a struggling child, youth or adult and ensure they receive the treatment, care, and therapy required in order to strive toward their best potential and set them up for a lifetime of success. If you or someone you love needs help, we are standing by to provide that necessary care. When you are ready to find out what Sequel Youth & Family Services can do for you and your family, contact us at 256.880.3339.

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