Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Youth Care Treatment Center to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Youth Care Treatment Center.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Continuing Care Treatment Program Serving Children & Teens in Utah

For 30 years, Youth Care Treatment Center in Utah has been a premier provider of continuing care for adolescents or teens who are struggling with substance abuse, addiction, and a wide range of mental health issues so they don’t have to fall behind in school.

Continuing Care Overview

The academic program at Youth Care, a treatment center in Utah, for children is accredited through the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges and is designed to meet students’ individual needs. Our certified teachers are trained to work with gifted students, students with learning difficulties, and students with behavioral difficulties. Our academic program has one main goal – to prepare our students to be successful in future learning whether it is in a private, public, or post-high school setting.

At our behavior modification program, teacher/student ratios, individual class schedules, behavior modification programs, multi-disciplinary teams, study skill programs, and hands-on experiences are implemented to produce exemplary students who are prepared to continue their education.

At Youth Care, a treatment center for adolescents or teens in Utah, we understand that treatment in our residential program is often only the first step in a journey of healing and recovery. As such, we are proud to also provide a co-ed partial hospitalization program (PHP) so that our students can continue the growth they began during residential treatment.

Located in the same relaxing, home-like atmosphere as our residential program, our partial hospitalization program is ideal for students who either do not need residential program care or who have completed residential program care and are in the process of transitioning back into their respective homes and communities. Our program is designed for adolescents or teens who are struggling with any of a number of disorders, including primary mental health disorders and primary substance use disorders. We are happy to welcome students with substance use disorders after they have completed our detox program.

Treatment Modalities

Our partial hospitalization program (PHP) program runs seven days per week and includes the following treatment modalities:

  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Expressive therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Solution-focused therapy
  • Trauma therapy
  • EMDR and biofeedback
  • Addiction recovery and AA meetings for students with substance abuse concerns

Typical Stay

A typical stay in the partial hospitalization program is 4-5 months. During this time, we provide numerous therapeutic activities included in our program, including individual therapy, group therapy, and educational opportunities. We provide a fully-accredited academic program staffed by certified secondary education teachers so that students do not have to fall behind in their learning while they make gains in their mental health. The learning environment is fully integrated into treatment, with teachers discussing therapeutic issues during class and therapists discussing academic issues during therapy. The partial hospitalization program at Youth Care in Utah also includes the following invaluable interventions:

  • Individual therapy three times per week
  • Parent Days every 6-8 weeks
  • Process group three times per week
  • Recreational therapy twice weekly, which can include service activities such as volunteering at a local food bank or caring for animals at the Humane Society
  • DBT, addictions, and music groups once per week
  • Experiential groups, such as yoga and pet therapy
  • Medication management and access to 24-hour medical staff

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We pride ourselves on the high-quality comprehensive treatment we offer our students through our programs, and part of that pride comes from our commitment to long-term recovery and healing. We begin the discharge-planning process from the first day of treatment, which allows us to provide overarching care that gives each student the best chance for success. For many of our students, a stay with us is a turning point, and our continuing care programs are specially designed to help each student continue along the path towards recovery and health for years to come.

Marks of Quality Care
  • Cognia
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
  • National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP)
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval
  • The Jason Foundation

I chose to come here myself. Through the level system here, I was able to make it to level 5 (the highest level) by my last day. I’ve been to the behavioral health pavilion of the hospital 6 times, and none of those times were even close to as helpful to me as Youth Care. I’m extremely grateful to have such a place. Thank you for everything.

– Jo M.