Community Residential Treatment

Community Residential Treatment Information

Youth Home's Community Residential Treatment provides a homelike setting on our Colonel Glenn campus. This program offers necessary emotional and behavioral treatment for girls ages 12-17 who are currently in DCFS custody. Services are staffed 24/7 by certified mental health paraprofessionals. Prospective residents must be able to benefit from a cognitive treatment approach and function in a less restrictive setting.

Patients are Provided:

  • Medication management and assessment by our Psychiatrist
  • Individual, group, and family therapy by our Licensed Clinical Therapists
  • Recreational activities
  • Mental Health Paraprofessional services 24 hours a day
  • Education at either Youth Home’s on-campus Siebert Educational Center or a local public school
  • Community outings
  • Independent living skills
  • Comprehensive care coordination

Admission Criteria - Community Residential Treatment

Appropriate referral criteria:


  • Female
  • 12 to 17 years of age
  • In DCFS custody
  • Intellectually capable of benefiting from the program (Full-Scale IQ = 70 or above)
  • Able to live in the community without danger to self or others
  • Enrolled in an educational program (i.e. public school, day treatment, or vocational)

Criteria NOT appropriate:


  • Recent firesetting behavior
  • Recent assaultive behavior
  • Recent sexual acting out behavior
  • History of sexual offending behavior
  • Active drug or alcohol problems
  • Chronic or recent runaway behaviors
  • Recent suicide attempts
  • Active psychosis
  • Felony Conviction

Necessary Information for Screening Process:


  • Primary Care Physician referral
  • DCFS intake summary and/or other records reflecting family history and child's behaviors
  • Placement History
  • Psychiatric treatment records
  • Medical history and any pertinent medical records
  • School records


Patient Discharge - What to Expect

Planning for a patient’s discharge is an important step in the overall treatment at Youth Home. Discharge planning begins on day one of treatment. Our goal is to provide patients with the therapeutic and life skills necessary to function in a home setting. While in treatment, each patient may have different discharge goals and placement options. Some will return home to their parents/relatives while others will return to foster care or a group home setting. It is the treatment team’s primary goal to make sure patients are placed where their needs will be met medically, educationally, and therapeutically.