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

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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.

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.