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Christiecare provides onsite individual and family

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ChristieCare provides onsite individual and family counseling, school, social and life skills, therapeutic groups, recreation, and temporary housing for youth who are struggling with mental and behavioral issues. ChristieCare was originally an orphanage for girls which was ran by the Sisters of Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. In the 1960’s they converted the orphanage to a psychiatric facility, and included services for boys. ChristieCare has recently branched off from traditional residential care to offer in-home services including counseling, life skill coaching, and avocation for community resources.
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ChristieCare is also unique as they use a hands on technique to restrain youth who are in danger of hurting themselves or someone else. They also have little “cells” they call Quiet Rooms that they put the youth in until they are able to calm down and reintegrate with the rest of the program. These Quiet Rooms are never used for more than an hour or two at a time, and can’t be used as bedrooms- they are strictly for emergency situations where kids are hurting themselves or someone else. Youth who are referred to ChristieCare (they are generally referred by DHS Case Workers) stay anywhere from six to twelve months. There is a psychiatrist on site or on
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