Girls Brighter Horizons (RTF)
Our aim is to effectively intervene in the lives of seriously troubled adolescent females with mental health challenges to assist them in avoiding future contact with the juvenile justice and child welfare systems and to help them toward successful adulthood. The purpose of facilitating successful adjustment is accomplished with mental health treatment designed to strengthen the resident’s sense of ethics, degree of responsibility, and level of maturity. Strengthening healthy relationships, fulfilling legal obligations and employability preparation is also encouraged.
Staff at this facility specialize in treatment for adolescent females with diagnoses of mental illness that have had mental health inpatient admissions and are not currently a danger to themselves or others (ages twelve to eighteen). We accept adolescents adjudicated dependent and voluntary mental health only placements for treatment of recovery from neglect, physical and sexual abuse, self-harm, and trauma. We require intensive family involvement and discharge planning begins before the client is accepted for placement.