Wernle Youth & Family Treatment Center offers several distinct residential treatment programs and three levels of care:
- Open Residential (Transitional Living)
- Private Secure
- 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.
Our residential services are listed below.