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Below you will find in-depth information that covers all aspects of our exceptional group home program. We accept children from the entire DC metropolitan area, and are well equipped to successfully manage a wide range of behavioral and emotional problems. Please take your time explore the site. Should you have any further questions about our program, feel free to contact MFP clinical director Dr. David Hackney: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our purpose is to use goal-setting and positive reinforcement to improve the mental, educational, physical, residential, and social well-being of our residents’ lives. For a detailed list of the services we provide, please click here.
Individual Service Plan
A meeting is held every three months to evaluate the ISP and, if necessary, to make adjustments. This is a cooperative effort involving the resident and his or her parents, caseworker, teachers, and therapist.
Individual and Group Counseling
Other Counseling and Educational Services
A special aspect of our service offerings is our life skills program. We spend two sessions each week equipping residents with the information and emotional support that they will need to successfully transition out of the group home environment. These life skills classes cover such topics as sound decision making, money management, personal hygiene, time management, personal safety, dating, marriage and family planning. Residents also have access to our academic programs through our Accelerated Achievement Academy and to recreation therapy. With this unique and practical aspect of our therapeutic program, our residents are being prepared for life in the “real world.”
Staff to Youth Supervision Ratio
If any problems are identified in any category, steps are immediately taken to rectify the situation. As a final check, the residents are also periodically encouraged to offer their feedback on various aspects of the program.
Many adolescents come to the Mansion with a high rate of recidivism. Some may have secondary problems with substance abuse and/or learning disabilities. We embrace teenagers who face these difficulties, and we find that many of our residents benefit by relocating away from their home communities and away from significant negative peer influences. At the Mansion, we recognize that “place matters,” and so we strive to provide a supportive, family-like atmosphere for these relocated adolescents.
The admissions criteria for our group homes, as they relate to residents’ age and sex, are as follows:
Except for the differences noted in the table above, the specific admissions criteria for all five of the Mansion’s group homes are identical. To see a detailed listing of the admissions criteria we use and other related points, click here. (If you have trouble opening the link, try http://www.kobainstitute.org/mfp-admission.pdf , or download Adobe Reader.