Residential Programs

Our programs are geared toward integrating youth back into their families and communities.  We work to create a therapeutic environment by involving the family as part of the program, and we can provide therapeutic interventions that are empowering and tailored to the needs of each individual and family.

Youth placed in Arrowhead's residential program have experienced moderate difficulties in the home, school, or community.  They have displayed behaviors that are symptoms of mental health issues which have not been effectively reduced or resolved in a less restrictive environment.  They have no serious organic, physical, or emotional handicaps and possess a normal intelligence.

• Traditional Program - The traditional program accepts male or female youth between the ages of 12-21 with moderate presenting mental health symptoms.  Youth Assessment and Screening Instrument (YASI) generally list risk factors in the moderate range.  GAF/GAS scores are generally 50-41 at entrance.  Funding for our traditional program comes from the per-diem cost of placement utilized by statewide county probation offices, the Illinois State Board of Education, the Department of Juvenile Justice, and private placements.

Arrowhead is a strength-based program that includes reality therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, rational emotive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, and family systems therapy. Strength-based practice emphasizes a person's self-determination and personal strength with a focus on a person's resiliency and decision-making ability. As such, treatment results from empowerment, respect, and acknowledgement of personal strengths.

 Arrowhead is committed to helping youth-at-risk return to the community as responsible and productive young people.  To aid in this transition, Arrowhead provides educational opportunities for progression or completion of academic goals, career and vocational skill development, and long-term life skills development and healthful living strategies.