KEY PRO­GRAMS Res­i­den­tial Treat­ment Pro­gram:

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The Wal­ter D. Kelly Cen­ter in West Palm Beach and the Nor­man C. Hayslip Cen­ter in Fort Pierce have been the tem­po­rary homes for thou­sands of youth strug­gling with ad­dic­tion. Each pro­gram pro­vides ev­i­dence-based in­di­vid­ual, group and fam­ily ther­apy, strengths-based be­hav­ioral mod­i­fi­ca­tion, and an on-site school within a trau­main­formed en­vi­ron­ment. Suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of the pro­gram is based on pro­gress­ing aca­dem­i­cally, com­ing to terms with the im­pact drugs have had on the child’s life, and chang­ing be­hav­ior that is not ac­cept­able in so­ci­ety.

DATA’s out­pa­tient pro­gram uses the ev­i­dence-based Ado­les­cent Com­mu­nity Re­in­force­ment Ap­proach to help youth and fam­i­lies ad­dress be­hav­ioral health is­sues. Care in­volves weekly in­di­vid­ual or fam­ily ses­sions sup­ple­mented by par­tic­i­pa­tion in group ses­sions. This in­ter­ven­tion ranges from 13 to 15 weeks and can be pro­vided in the child’s home or at sites more ac­ces­si­ble for the child and fam­ily.

Preven­tion is the most ef­fec­tive way to re­duce men­tal health and sub­stance use is­sues in youth as they ma­ture. For more than 20 years, DATA has pro­vided ev­i­dence-based preven­tion pro­grams in area schools that have shown to be ef­fec­tive in re­duc­ing risk fac­tors and en­hanc­ing pro­tec­tive fac­tors. This pro­gram is avail­able in nearly 20 schools.

DATA runs five ev­i­dence-based in­ter­ven­tion pro­grams and ser­vices for in­di­vid­u­als and fam­i­lies that fo­cus on re­duc­ing risk fac­tors gen­er­ally as­so­ci­ated with the pro­gres­sion of sub­stance use and men­tal health prob­lems.

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