Programs and Services
Wernle Youth & Family Treatment Center offers five distinct residential treatment programs and three levels of care: Open Residential (Transitional Living), Private Secured/PRTF and Staff Secured/Sexually Maladaptive Youth. Wernle employs a Strengths Based, Trauma - Informed Model of Programming. By recognizing and building on what residents do well (strengths), Wernle is able to use that as a foundation for other behavioral changes. At the same time Wernle recognizes that virtually all adolescents that come to us have experienced some form of trauma; at a minimum, being removed from their homes. For children and youth, unrecognized and untreated trauma can interfere with the ability to change behavioral problems and lead to multiple placement failures.