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Counseling

Every resident has the ability to change the behaviors which led to incarceration in our facility. This change is dependent upon the juvenile’s desire to alter his lifestyle, attitude, and thinking patterns. The family plays an important role in this process. Each parent/guardian will be required to attend two family counseling sessions a month. During these sessions, the family will address the juvenile’s behaviors, parenting issues, and plans for the juvenile’s return to the community.

The juvenile will also participate in regular individual and weekly group sessions.   During these sessions, the juvenile will examine the attitudes and behaviors which ultimately led to criminal behaviors.

A substance abuse screening will be administered to all residents whether the resident has a known drug and/or alcohol problem or not. After the assessment, residents will participate in individual and group substance abuse counseling as needed.

 

Our counselors are:

Steven Gifford, LPCC   Clinical Coordinator