Maryhurst’s Campus-Based Residential Treatment Program, located on Dorsey Lane, serves girls ages 11-18 who have been traumatized by repeated abuse and/or neglect. The program welcomes adolescent girls with profound cognitive, intellectual and social delays, especially those who no other residential program will accept. It not only provides a secure residential setting and an intensive staff-to-client ratio, but also leads the state in trauma-informed care. Our girls live in one of five cottages, attend Maryhurst’s on-site, award-winning, accredited Jefferson County Public School, and receive intensive therapeutic in a highly structured environment. With multiple specialized therapies, our residential program provides healing where previous treatments have failed and intends to promote self-esteem, teach appropriate social and independent living skills and overcome the trauma of abuse and neglect.
- Gender: Female
- Age: 11-18 years
- Average length of stay: six to twelve months
- Severe emotional disabilities
- Able to participate in own self-care
- Not actively suicidal/homicidal at time of admission
- Not in need of medical detoxification
The program offers a highly structured environment with intense supervision and therapeutic treatment intended to promote self-esteem, teach appropriate social and independent living skills and overcome the trauma of abuse and neglect. Respecting cultural diversity, the program uses a team approach that includes group living (milieu) therapy, clinical services, educational services, medical services and an activities program.
- Intensive individual, group, family, and expressive therapies
- Life skills and social skills training
- Alcohol and other drug assessment and services, including Seven Challenges®
- Mentor relationships with youth counselors
- Cultural, spiritual and recreational activities
- One-on-one and small-group therapeutic interventions by support counselors
- Risking Connection® and Restorative Approach™
The program provides specialized therapies—provided by highly skilled staff trained in state-of-the-art, evidence-based interventions—to address substance abuse, sexual behavior problems and self-inflicted violence.
Madeline’s/De Lignac Cottages:
- For youth assessed as having developmental delays, including:
- Mild to Moderate Mental Retardation
- Significant limitations in communication, self-care, social-interpersonal skills and functional academic skills
- For youth with significant limitations in managing emotions, particularly anger & aggression
- Patterns of hostile, oppositional and defiant behaviors
- Aggressive behaviors cause significant disruptions in social & academic functioning
- Offering treatment in a residential setting designed specifically for adolescents with alcohol and other drug issues
- Primary treatment issues around sexual behavior problems, including:
- Developmentally inappropriate sexual behavior
- Aggressive sexual behavior
Most youth attend the on-campus Maryhurst Academy an accredited Jefferson County Public School. Expert teachers, small classes, multiple behavioral supports, and a variety of one-on-one interventions produce amazing results with children who have repeatedly failed in traditional classroom settings. The Maryhurst Dean of Students serves as an advocate for youth enrolled in community-based schools and works with youth attending GED, vocational and higher education programs. In 2015, Maryhurst Academy was named an Alternate School of Distinction by the Kentucky Department of Education.
Jennifer White, Admissions Coordinator