The term Residential Treatment Center different meanings as there are multiple types of programs that refer to themselves as residential treatment centers. Short-term, intensive treatment programs designed for assessment and intervention that have lengths of stay varying from 28-90 days can be an initial first step for a student preparing to step down along a continuum of care. Long-term residential treatment centers often mirror therapeutic boarding schools and have an average length of stay between 6-12 months. These programs provide ongoing intensive individual, group and family therapy while incorporating accredited academics to keep your child on track for graduation.
While this term can be intimidating for parents and family, residential treatment centers should be considered a smaller and more individualized therapeutic boarding school.