The Hanson House program is a Level III residential treatment facility, which can also serve as a Level II emergency shelter in certain circumstances.
The Hanson House is licensed to work with up to 10 youth ages 10 to 18, and will maintain a minimum client to staff ratio of 5:1.
Clients in the program develop a treatment plan with a clinician, and the clinician and program staff provide direction and interventions to help the youth achieve their short and long term goals. In addition, residents engaged in the Hanson House program are provided with Group Therapy five days each week, Individual Therapy at least once each week, and Family Therapy and Substance Abuse counseling on an as-needed or as prescribed basis.
The Hanson House operates on a Phase System, where clients are expected to complete treatment work and progress to higher phases of the program, that coincide with greater privileges and responsibilities.
The Hanson House program strives to maintain a homelike environment, and utilizes a Positive Peer Culture model to encourage youth to hold themselves and their peers accountable to each other and the program. Staff also implements the Transition to Independence Process model to support clients while they achieve their personal goals. Program staff provide structure and support to clients in the facility and during activities in the community, and will encourage youth to grow socially, academically, and emotionally.
• Improve the child’s overall functioning
• Increase school success
• Increase the likelihood of success at a lower level of care
• Promote the child’s wellness, recovery, and resiliency
• Help the child to develop and/or improve specific age-appropriate social behaviors
• Develop and/or improve self-management skills that will support overall success
• Help the child make better behavioral choices within their family, school, and community
• Assisting the child in developing strategies for transitioning into adulthood, including planning for continued education or employment
For Level III Clients
• Youth must be age 10-17 to be admitted into program. Youth who turn 18 will require a variance to stay in program. If needed, alternative placements will be recommended.
• Youth must meet clinical criteria for Serious Emotional Disturbance based on a clinical assessment
• Youth in the custody of the State must be referred by their Case Manager or Probation Officer
• Youth will be able to stay at the Hanson House as long as it is clinically appropriate; as long as the youth agrees to participate in all components of their treatment; they do not “age out”; their placing authority allows them to stay; and as long as their behavior and mental health issues do not necessitate a higher level of care.
• Youth must be eligible to attend public school, or be enrolled in a structured GED or vocational training program.
For Level II Clients
• Emergency Level II placements are made on a case-by-case basis taking into consideration: the nature of the emergency, availability of space at the Hanson House, client’s willingness to follow Hanson House rules, and the degree to which staff and administrators believe the client can keep themselves or others safe.
• Youth must be age 10-17.