“I’ve built a fence around me to keep myself protected from people who try to hurt me. With help, I want to get into Job Corp and turn around my life. I think I can do it, and I keep looking forward. They say that Hell is a place, I think my life since four was that place, but I am finally starting to see something better, that feels good.” ~ secure care youth
Nurturing a community of hope, EmberHope’s Youthville residential programs are rooted in faith and committed to caring for children in an innovative way that encourages growth mentally, physically and creatively through therapeutic forms of expression. Residential programs are for children ages 10 to 18 who need time away to address issues and remove barriers in their lives.
The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) is incorporated into all aspects of campus life. NMT is a trauma-informed neurobiology approach specifically designed to promote understanding for victims of childhood maltreatment. It is based upon extensive research into the impact of trauma to a developing brain.
EmberHope’s Youthville residential programs follow the State of Kansas Schools’ Wellness guidelines. Visit their website and follow the instructions listed under the View Kansas Schools’ Wellness Policy Data.
Our secure care program is designed to serve girls, ages 12 to 18, who have chronic runaway behaviors and have been adjudicated by the courts as “Children in Need of Care.” A 12-bed facility, this 24-hour, highly structured and safe environment allows females to address behaviors in a safe home-like setting. Our objective is to return girls safely to their families and communities by decreasing the likelihood of future runaway episodes through skill building and improvements in decision making. Trauma-informed services address runaway behaviors by improving problem-solving abilities, building healthy relationships and improving social, educational and daily living skills.
EmberHope’s secure care is the only program sanctioned by state of Kansas for girls with chronic runaway behaviors.
Youth Residential Center II (YRCII)
Our YRCII serves girls, ages 12 to 18, who have well-established patterns of conduct that may include antisocial, oppositional, defiant, aggressive, abuse, impulsive or other high-risk behaviors. Our goal is to return girls safely back to a family or community setting by addressing the behaviors that led to their placement in the YRCII. Trauma-informed services target problem behaviors by improving problem solving abilities, social skills, life skills, coping skills and the ability to develop and maintain healthy relationships. The program provides:
- Individual, group and family therapy
- Healthy relationship training
- Situational training, including personal hygiene and healthy living
- Life skills training
- Safe and secure setting
- 24-hour supervision
- On-grounds education
- Recreational activities
- Daily living skills
- On-site mental health and substance abuse services
- Learn appropriate ways to solve problems
- Identify and accept strengths
- Maintain personal health and safety
- Get along with others and work with authority figures
- Develop healthy relationships
- Make responsible and safe decisions
800.593.1950 ext. 8175