The Jewett Program holds the capacity to treat 16 girls ages 11-17. Residents typically present with a history of trauma and behavioral reactivity. Girls work through a 5 phase program with a minimum of 4 phases to complete program as prescribed by the therapist and agreed on by the treatment team.
The phases include but are not limited to:
- Understanding why they are in the program
- Setting goals and working toward those goals
- Developing empathy
- Strengthening leadership
- Community integration
Jewett Program Therapy
Therapy groups are facilitated by the program therapist and occur 3 or more times per week. Focus for group therapy is:
- Expressing thoughts and feelings with words
- Reducing negative feelings by choosing healthy thoughts
- Sharing past abusive acts to self and others as a means to reduce experiencing intense feelings of abandonment, abuse and hopelessness.
- Group therapy also provides residents the opportunity to process issues in relation to past choices and the impact they have on today.
- Individual therapy sessions are held at minimum bi-weekly to address mental, emotional and behavioral issues. The agenda of individual therapy sessions is tailored to individual treatment needs and may include family members when appropriate.
- A Dialectic Behavior Therapy Group is led by a staff to help residents practice mindful awareness and acceptance through thoughtful decision making development.