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Residential Treatment Center

815 Faircrest Street SW

Canton, Ohio 44706

 

Rebecca Fetters, Administrator

 

The Residential Treatment Center (RTC) is currently a thirty-eight (38) bed, four (4) unit Community Residential Center. Originally RTC was designed with six (6) units; one open unit and one secure unit are closed at this time. There are two open setting Cottages that are licensed by the Ohio Dept. of Jobs & Family Services. Likewise there are two secure Wings that are licensed by the Ohio Dept. of Youth Services. Youth are placed in these units according to gender, needs and security classification.

 

The program typically lasts six (6) to nine (9) months for youth ranging from twelve (12) to eighteen (18) years of age. RTC uses a cognitive-behavioral peer group model for both young men and young women to affect change. Our goal is to address issues that lead a youth into the juvenile system and offer them pro-social alternatives to those criminogenic behaviors.

 

Addressing these behaviors starts at intake through a sophisticated series of empirical assessments. From these assessments and information provided by parent(s)/guardian(s), courts and any other major stakeholders in the youth's life an individualized service plan is developed. This plan, developed in conjunction with the youth, is calibrated according to realistic goals for each youth. The youth's ability to make the necessary changes and internalize those changes determines the rate at which a youth is released.

 

Regular team meetings involving all of the youth's staffing team, Unit Manager and Counselor score a youth's progress throughout the program. The placing agency and parent(s)/guardian(s) are encouraged to participate in the treatment process. This is normally done through family counseling sessions, visits, home-visits, home-studies, progress reports (sent out monthly) daily telephone calls, mail and service planning meetings.

 

Upon significant reduction of criminogenic behavior patterns as measured in the service plan, the staffing team will work with parent(s)/guardian(s) and the placing agency to set up an aftercare plan.  The aftercare plan is designed to help support the youth from falling back into negative behavioral patterns upon release.

 

There is a wide range of meaningful services for youth at RTC which include but are not limited to; cognitive-behavioral group therapy, individual counseling, family counseling, medical services, religious services, recreational activities, community involvement, life-skills, accredited educational programming, anger management, drug & alcohol counseling and much more.

 

Youth referred to RTC are generally court ordered or are a ward of Ohio Dept. of Jobs & Family Services. RTC does not accept referrals of youth who have serious medical conditions or is severely emotionally disturbed. Additionally, youth must have adequate verbal skills to comprehend the programming efforts.

 

 

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