Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19
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, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Youth Care Treatment Center.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services are being vetted and 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 has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being 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.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

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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Family Therapy Serving Children & Teens in Utah

For more than 25 years, Youth Care Treatment Center in Utah has been a premier provider of life-changing services for adolescents or teens who are struggling with substance abuse, addiction, and a wide range of mental health issues.

Family Treatment Overview

Family involvement is critical to the success of the child while in treatment and following placement at Youth Care residential treatment center in Utah for adolescents or teens. Youth Care in Utah strives to include the family in the therapeutic process as much as possible. Families are involved in the following manner:

Weekly Family Therapy Sessions 

These are sessions that the primary therapist conducts with the adolescent or teen and their family. They will be done either in person or via the speakerphone. Weekly family therapy sessions may include parents only or siblings or combined families.

Informal Phone Calls

Depending on the student’s level, informal telephone calls are allowed to keep up on the happenings at home and to discuss non-therapeutic issues. Informal phone call privileges increase in frequency and duration as the student moves up the program levels.


Once off our program’s orientation level, (usually 3-4 days) students may write letters to and receive letters from their parents. The frequency of this privilege increases as their level increases.

Parent Check-in

Every week the multi-disciplinary team meets to discuss each student’s progress in the program. The feedback is then posted to the Parent Check-In site where parents can access the information and stay current on their child’s progress.

Therapeutic Leaves of Absence

Students are given pass times with their parents. The length of pass times is related to the student’s performance in treatment as indicated by their level and length of stay in the program.

Parent Days

Parent Days include conferences with the multi-disciplinary team members, on-site family therapy, parent support groups, multi-family group therapy sessions, student presentation, and pass time as earned.

Marks of Quality Care
  • AdvancED
  • 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.