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  • The Jefferson School and Residential Treatment Center

    Agency: Sheppard Pratt Health System

    NOTES: Must be referred by a private or professional health care provider and have a current psychiatric diagnosis. Disabilities served are students with primary - emotional disturbance, behavior disorders and secondary - learning, developmental and post traumatic stress disorders.

    OVERVIEW: Provides male and females, ages 12-18 (up to 21 but not have graduated) residential or day school programs. Facility has a full size gymnasium, library/media center, art center, an environmental studies classroom and greenhouse, a wood shop as well as dining, recreation and health service areas. Offers many opportunities for outdoor recreation, nature studies, and has an outdoor classroom/group meeting area widely used in suitable weather.

    1) RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT: Offers six distinct residential homes that include two for adolescents, two for youth, and two for participants in the RIVERS program. 

    2) DAY SCHOOL: Offers small classes with individualized attention to complete the academic curricula and provide hands-on experiences to build the skills required for success.

    3) EQUINE ASSISTED THERAPY PROGRAM: Addresses a variety of mental health and human development needs including behavioral issues, attention deficit disorder, substance abuse, eating disorders, abuse issues, depression, anxiety, relationship problems and communication needs. Individuals learn to develop non-verbal communication, assertiveness, creative thinking and problem-solving, leadership, work ethics, taking responsibility, teamwork, and confidence.

    4) OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY and LIFE SKILLS PROGRAM: Provides evaluations of academic and life skills that are specifically focused on the transitional needs of the individual and furthers their development of community living skills. Encourages participation in more mainstream academic activities.

    5) RIVERS PROGRAM: Program for youth with sexual offending behaviors. Residents need to be able to discuss any sexual abuse that may have happened in their life. A Clinical Milieu Manager/Therapist, Psychiatrist, Nurse, Residential Counselors, and peers are made available to help in dealing with sexual abuse from both perspectives; being abused and/or sexually offending others. Residents (who are not required to be adjudicated) live in one of two secure houses.

    6) CERTIFICATE TRACK PROGRAM: Students work towards a certificate rather than a diploma.

    7) DILECTICAL BEHAVIORAL THERAPY: A personality centered intervention for those with personality disorders as diagnosed by a professional.

    • 2940 Point Of Rocks Road
      Jefferson, MD 21755

    Agency: Sheppard Pratt Health System

    Languages Available: None.

    Payment Description: Varies call for further details.

    Intake and Eligibility: Adolescents and youth ages 12-18 (up to 21 but not have graduated).

    Areas Served:

    - Special Education

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