Kids are admitted for trauma reactivity following life events that make it difficult for them to cope with daily stressors or typical activities that kids find trauma triggering. Most kids come from the Northwest, however referrals may be received from schools, hospitals, clergy, families and any state departments of social services within the United States.
The placement into residential treatment at NCH is based on the client’s clinical needs. Children who need intensive treatment and whose behavior can be managed by the staff in-group interventions are considered for residential treatment. Children are accepted for admission to the residential treatment program who meet the following criteria:
Social - Unable to make friends, fearful of adults, unskilled in interpersonal play, unwillingness to cooperate in activities with peers, not responsive to adult authority, inability to give or take affection, distant, inability to participate in activities with others and poor personal hygiene.
Emotional - Enuresis, encopresis, sleep disturbances, inability to connect thoughts and feelings, on-going sense of internal distress, including suicidal feelings.
Psychological - Inability to understand cause and effect, no anxiety, difficulty in controlling internal impulses.
Community - School phobia, school management problems, stealing, property destruction.
Family - Abuse or neglect, inability of parents to set limits, inability of child to accept limits, sibling problems, marital conflicts affecting parenting and pervasive family dysfunction.
To make a referral, please contact Christy Lunceford, Director of Children’s Services at 208-746-1601 ext. 226 or at [email protected].