The Norris Residential Treatment Program provides treatment, education, and therapeutic recreational services for boys ages 12-17 and their families. Every youth lives in an environment that specializes in his individualized treatment needs as determined through an initial assessment process. Family and youth treatment interventions include individual, group, and family therapy, as well as evaluating and treating psychiatric, psychological and medical needs. Educational assessments and learning plans are provided via the Norris Academy. Each residential unit at Norris is specialized to address treatment needs related to sexuality issues, mental health and AODA. Norris utilizes the Risking Connection® model, which teaches a relational framework and skills for working with survivors of traumatic experiences. The focus is on relationship as healing, and on self-care for service providers.
The goal of the residential program is to provide a safe, structured and intensive treatment environment where youth and families can focus on building the skills and resilience to assist the youth to transition back into the community as soon as possible. Developing a relationship with each client and family is key to developing their support system. After all, youth and families who have experienced trauma need someone that can help them navigate life's difficulties and become a trusted source of information, services and advocacy.
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