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Crossroads Group Homes Inc. offers programs for different lengths of placement as well different behavioral issues.
An emergency, short-term shelter placement (approx. 30 days), whereby adolescents spend their time focusing on areas of concern that include: Following instructions and maintaining respect for others. This high-impact experience is primarily (but not exclusively) used as a deterrent for future inappropriate behaviors and out of home placements. The days and nights are filled with physical activities, chores, academic studies, group counseling/advising, and teamwork. Youth are intensely supervised. This is definitely a motivational experience!

Educational needs are met on-grounds through the Crossroads Alternative Education program (girls and boys in separate facilities).

Visitation will be scheduled for youth every other week.
(Levels 1 and 2 basic and intermediate skills in the behavior modification system)
An average of 2 to 4 months
will be devoted to this behavior modification program designed to extinguish negative behaviors while reinforcing positive behaviors. Over a span of several months, the youth will be introduced to basic skills such as problem solving, accepting criticism, accepting no for an answer, and accountability just to name a few. A variety of counseling sessions will be made available to youth on a weekly basis for individual sessions and small and large counseling groups. This program is consistency and confrontation at its best!

Initially, students will attend the on-grounds alternative education program and may have the opportunity to attend the local public school as deemed appropriate by the treatment team.

Visitation will begin on-grounds each weekend and will increase in frequency and duration as youth progress through the program.
Level 3 - Transitional Living in the behavior modification system concentrates on advanced living skills/techniques, which occur off grounds and in the community much of the time. (Approx. of 1 month) The transitioning phase of any program is especially important and transitioning from the Crossroads’ behavior modification system to an independent living program is no exception. In Crossfire, youth will be afforded the opportunity to demonstrate they have mastered the basic skills while they’ve progressed through levels 1 and 2 in the Crosscountry program.

At the same time, they will be introduced to independent living skills in its simplicity. These youth will also need to demonstrate they can consistently utilize any counseling techniques/education and will be given the opportunity to attend the local public school. Volunteering, an increase of unsupervised time away from the group home and increased home visits may also be earned.

All skills will be measured and tested ( as mandated by DPW) in order to assist in the preparation for a successful transition from the artificial behavior modification life style and into the family homes of youth, future foster homes, or independent living homes. After successfully completing level 3, along with attaining other goals listed on the I.S.P., Crossroads may offer a recommendation to transition out of a behavior modification environment.
(Supervised Independent Living Program)
This is Crossroads’ answer to independent living arrangements. Here, residents who have earned their way through the behavior modification system (all levels) have set their sights on “doing it on their own” will have their opportunity. This journey will take them through seeking out employment, vocational training, community involvement/volunteering, banking, budgeting, public transportation, as well as, flourishing in the public school environment and all that it has to offer, just to name a few experiences.

These youth will have the opportunity to challenged with mastering exceptional life skills. Younger I.L. residents will be prepared to learn basic through advanced independent living skills while older residents can take advantage of basic, intermediate advanced and exceptional living skills. A mentor and coordinator will assist in monitoring all independent living progress/ criteria and attaining goals as deemed necessary by the treatment team.


"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Nelson Mandela
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