CARES Treatment operates CARF accredited, male and female Residential Treatment Centers for children, teens and dependent young adults. Unlike traditional rehab centers that only use behavior-modification based therapy, CARES also administers Heart Transformation®, a relationship-based therapy.
About Our Center
CARES Treatment is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. CARF accreditation is highly recognized in the behavioral health and healthcare insurance industry. It is evidence that our organization strives to improve efficiency, fiscal health, and service delivery -- creating a foundation for consumer satisfaction. CARES Treatment is also registered with the Florida Department of Education and Florida Department of Child and Family Services as a private boarding school.
The CARES Treatment team consists of caring professionals comprised of a psychiatric medical and clinical director, licensed mental health counselors, parental life coaches, compassionate caregivers and academic specialists. Assessment and surveys that measure care levels and treatment progress are documented on a weekly basis by caregiver toward patient, patient toward caregiver, teacher toward patient and parent toward patient.
When you call our 24/7/365 hotline, you will not be speaking to a call center or a clerk. You will not feel rushed. Instead you will speak to an empathetic and highly-qualified enrollment guidance specialist. Expect to receive answers to your many questions about our treatment philosophy, custom tailored individual treatment plan, special needs, parental goals and objectives, cost, term, admittance logistics, academics/vocational, life skills, daily schedule, discharge plan, aftercare concerns, due diligence, references and much, much more.
CARES Treatment offers both residential inpatient and intensive outpatient tele-therapy services. It differs from conventional treatment centers, rehab facilities, boarding schools, boot camps, wilderness programs and therapeutic group homes that typically use performance-based behavior modification therapy modalities. CARES Treatment takes a whole different approach using a relationship-based therapy called Heart Transformation®. Heart Transformation® is administered by the caregivers and life coaches. Parents are trained online through individual life coaching, webinars and parent-child mediation via tele-therapy from any device. Licensed clinicians oversee the treatment plans and provide mental health industry standard therapies that compliment Heart Transformation®
Families in crisis will send their troubled loved-ones from all across America and other countries because of features that cannot be found anywhere else in the world, thereby making it an easy choice over placement at a nearby facility. The following unique features are as follows:
You will have peace of mind knowing that your loved-one will only be in the company of less than a handful of peers that will be a positive influence. You are guaranteed that any toxic relationships will be separated at different facilities. You are also welcome to meet the parents and the patients via tele-therapy in advance.
No Contact Restrictions
You will be happy to know that there are no restrictions to visitation, letters or phone calls. As a matter of fact it is the foundation of healing and recovery. You will have instant access to HIPPA compliant and secure team chat, video communication and patient portal access. Your parent life coach will provide insight, training and a custom strategy to help you reach your loved-one’s heart. You will learn and practically apply biblically-based and scientifically proven methods of confrontation, influence, discipline and relationship building skills that remove toxic thoughts for soundness of mind and heals damaged emotions for a healthy heart.
Enroll your troubled loved one year-round, anytime day or night to treatment as quickly as same-day if necessary, without fear of blackout dates or holidays. Enrollment forms and signatures can all be done from a web-portal. In-person or live video tours of the facility can be scheduled upon short notice.
Superior Therapeutic Approach
Behavior modification in simple terms is a system that punishes and rewards behavior or attempts to alter brain chemistry in hopes of temporarily replacing pain for pleasure. The punitive approach involves loss of enjoyable privileges, demerits, withdrawal of emotional affection, yelling, etc. These methods have proven to be ineffective. Heart Transformation® trains parents and caregivers how to compartmentalize behavior from identity. The principle is that you are valued and what you do is not who you are. The more a patient believes they have worth and value the more their behavior changes. Traditionally, people are taught that their behavior is evidence of who they are thereby creating a poor sense of self image and esteem.
It is typical to see patients begin experiencing heart transformation and mind change resulting in better behavior within hours to days of admittance. Therefore we start from the premise that patients are willing to sign a consent to release confidential information to their parents about their counseling sessions, progress notes and confidential discussions. Conventionally, it is assumed that patients don’t want disclosure to their parents therefore in almost all cases they are not even given that opportunity.
Safer Methods Than Restraints and Intimidation
In a crisis situation that may require restraint, we will not use emotionally harmful and potentially physically dangerous methods such as mechanical or physical restraints, lock-down facilities, intimidation, humiliation, emotional rejection, yelling, forced psychotropic medication or corporal punishment. Our caregivers are highly trained in extremely effective de-escalation methods that involve caring communication and heart change techniques. Loving consequences and restrictions are appropriated effectively without the sense of punishment. Parents are always given the opportunity via tele-therapy to be a part of the non-punitive disciplinary process.
Visit our website at http://hope4teens.org today and submit a contact us form to begin your due diligence process of discovering the amazing benefits of Heart Transformation treatment.
family members have access to parent-child coaching for mediation, conflict resolution and relationship building. At no point will a child be in the same room or house with a peer(s) that may result in a negative experience. CARES Treatment is the only Residential Treatment Home that maintains less than 5 students with a 1:2 caregiver ratio.
Heart Transformation vs. Behavior Modification
Almost every parent that has admitted their child with us have already exhausted
methods of behavior modification such as giving incentives through rewards and punishments or experimentation with psychotropic prescriptions.
The Heart Transformation Therapy (HTT) approach used at CARES Treatment has far greater and lasting results than behavior modification interventions. Whereas Behavior Modification attempts to create habitual behavior through repetition, repercussion or mind chemistry alteration.
Heart transformation results in genuine intent as opposed to behavior modification which fails in its attempt to instill instinctive behaviors which can be easily lost or never attained in the first place.
HTT does not restrict phone calls, video conferences or visitation at all. Parents have 24/7 access to their children instantly.
In addition to clinical counseling, family members have access to parent-child coaching for mediation, conflict resolution and relationship building. At no point will a child be in the same room or house with a peer(s) that may result in a negative experience. CARES Treatment is the only Residential Treatment Home that maintains less than 5 students with a 1:2 caregiver ratio.
Our treatment approach is called Heart Transformation treatment, all others are behavior modification. The difference is that behavior modification type of treatment whether it's Christian or not it is still behaviour modification. They try to change behavior through punishment and rewards or even psychotropic medication that is a form of modification that is trying to alter the neurotransmitters perception, just try to get them to think they feel good but they really don’t.
The other form is just intimidation or yelling or screaming or anger or disappointment, and then it even goes as far as mental hospitals and mechanical restraint lockdown facilities. Basically, usually most families already tried punishments and rewards. They already tried being disappointed, angry and frustrated, and now they are just going to intensify that with having strangers do more of it which requires a long time because if you're going to change a kid’s behavior and you are going to do by a mental patterns and instinctive behaviour then of course it’s going to take a long time. But it may not change the heart; it might just change the behavior on the outside while they’re on the program.
Our program does a whole different approach, we based it on the grace model and all of our parenting techniques we teach it to the family so there’s a parent life coaching that's done and one of the parent life coaches and we take a huge precautions in for the kids safety,
three girls in one home and every girl gets their own bedroom. At least one gets their own bathroom, the other two shares.
In every home there are at least two caregivers.
I take coaches as opposed to house parents because not only they are house parents, but they are highly trained, and they're constantly also receiving coaching from their parent life coach. So they are going to be a mentor to the child all day and in the different parts of their life, including after they leave the program and go home.
Our school is online so they will get on the computer, but it is a regionally accredited and all the teachers online are credentialed and there is a school life coach who does help as well and there is also a treatment life coach who will take them to the cares treatment program which is basically about character development accountability for thoughts because that's big.
I'm sure you know, her one of the biggest problems and thought that she entertains and her own identity and view of life and how she interprets what you say is a lot of the enemy put in thoughts in her head and
there's relationship building and that's what we do extensive work in working with the family over the phone rebuilding that relationship without any restrictions of contact.
You can talk to other parents, and you'll be amazed when you hear how that works and you can even talk to the kids, it’s a very transparent program.
For emotional healing that’s where we give the child full freedom of expression without fear or precaution, and we trained the families, how to do that as well. Let them just talk and be sensational but they need to be able to trust someone to tell them what you think without being judged and without being lectured and to be guided
In the last part of the treatment is called spiritual growth and spiritual growth is simply a daily basis towards she will develop the habit of getting an award every day, but it's a specific word. It’s the gospel, the good news. In other words it’s an encouragement, its always speaking to them, God loves you, and the punishment was paid two thousand years ago. You don’t have to live in regret. It’s constant encouragement and good news, sometimes preaching can be condemning, maybe even a bit fearful and that is not good news so that's how the program works. It’s done in ninety days. Typically ninety days is a lot amount of time because of the heart transformation type of techniques like I said before, we may resort to consequences. But we never do punishment, anger, those kinds of things and the reason why it is because punishment restricts what you enjoy but consequences restricts what hurts you. So we definitely might have to use consequences so we never going to take away the thing she loves and enjoys because God doesn't do that even in his covenant, in the covenant he gives us all his blessings in his relationship without earning it and then because he loves us so much we proceed that love and we end up changing and doing better.
We do the same thing with the kids, we use a parenting technique that we train you to not deal with behavior but deal with the relationship and are getting amazing results, by now you probably noticed that a lot of what's going on with your granddaughter is there having to confront her behaviour.
Strict parenting isn't effective parenting knowing it’s permissive and too extreme. But there's a balance it’s where you take the discipline out of strict and you take the friendship out of permissive and you put them together and you've got balance parenting. The problem is strict parenting is that it's all legal, law-based, it's all about; one, you have to put away relationship and two, according to the Bible the law is a ministry of condemnation. You can't just use the law or rules, orders, principles, as it is a strong taskmaster there is a way to guide kids into adopting these values into their heart and that's what we do. The other thing that we ensure you can appreciate is the extensive parent coaching that we do, that this little girl might have a great time here and have a transformation unless her parents get on board with this, she’s going to go back to the same thing and that's why our biggest component of our program, bigger than even what we do with the kids is the parent coaching.
For fathers, there’s a different approach that we take because men for the most part have certain kinds of defences and things, and they get emotional and whatever else. And because they claim to be Christian at least we can we can give them the word of God and they will not going to argue, they just probably haven’t seen how you can apply the word of God to parenting because a lot of parent does not know how to do that because most parenting is not grace.
God sees the end from the beginning, we punished, HE doesn't punish, HE repays the punishment, and we demand obedience before we give affection. Jesus gives affection and then obedience follows. God said I will give you a new heart and a new mind; I will help you to obey my statutes. God does it differently than we do it, and all we're doing is we’re training parents how to parent in a grace way that really has two results and it's amazing.
The safety factor is very huge because you don't want to put your granddaughter in any program where there’s going to have a concentration of troubled teens. In our program, the other two girls that would be in the home are already doing good and a positive influence and as a matter of fact you can talk to the parents and the girls that your daughter will be with and you’ll hear not only transformation of the kids but you’ll hear the testimony with parents and their transformation and how they realized that they went from putting all the responsibilities on a child to take another responsibility of the parent in guarding their child.
They are mentioning their kids and their testimony is just phenomenal. We’re talking about the two girls your granddaughter would be with, two sets of parents and they’ve been here two months, so there’s one month left for them and it’s just awesome. One of the girls was getting S&P’s suicidal on psychotropic meds for two years and now she is just a sweet little girl. This girl is excelling in her school which is ballroom dancing. The parents have restored their relationship, they are communicating, she's off the meds and she’s no longer suicidal, which is phenomenal and this is typical.
Program cost twenty eight thousand five hundred dollars, for ninety days. But if you compare to the others on the one you said, the ones that are going to be like where you're not mixing your kids with adjudicative kind of kids, they are going to be as expensive but they are going to be long term and that’s scary because you put your kid away at long time in a place that is not as personal as the way we do it, and is secure and safe and then added to that behavior modification and mental health. It’s just a waste of time and money and she’s just going to get resentful. Here we’re in Disney World, not only she’s getting a therapy, but because it's a normal home she’s going to swim, and eat out, watch the latest movies and have fun, go to the gym, have friends, go to church, and those kinds of things, normal things and still gets a therapy, not like put in some camp and someplace like warehouse or facility.
The problem is that treatment programs attract strict Christians and legalistic Christians because the grace kind of Christians are usually too nice, and they end up quitting real quick and these are tough kids, so most of almost all Christian programs are real tough love and disciplinarian and all, and I think you understand that there is a balance between authority and being too strict.
Jesus even said, I don't call you servant, I call you friend, but you are going to obey me if you are going to be my friend. That was a friendship parenting concept going on and all our coaches are trained how to respond to a kid that doesn't want to get out of bed, wants to be lazy and lie. Do you get angry or do you repay evil with good because you know that by repaying evil with good it changes the heart. You don’t even have control of your heart when someone treats you with kindness you just respond as if it was an engine with having the right gas and the right oil.
When kids are doing other things that are irritating the parents it is a golden opportunity for her to see the gospel lived out through our reaction and the fruit of the spirit whether that opportunity, we have, a lot of times they don’t pay attention in church, to them that doesn’t make any sense to, but if we can live it out at the times that they don't expect that the most, guess what they are going to expect the love of Jesus, and guess what the bible said, the goodness of God can lead us to repentance and the word repentance in the Greek means change of heart and change of mind and Ezekiel 36:26:07 said that HE's going to change our heart and HE’s going to change our mind, and this is a bit transforming. We don't put the burden of change on the child, we don’t say you need to change, you need to decide, you needed this, you needed that, I’m not saying she does not have the ability because Christ entered and do all things, but in her own self there is a lot of things she is incapable of doing. She'd given up on herself, and she feels hopeless and the pressure is making it worse.
It’s not just cross your fingers and pray, its real techniques that are right from the bible that changes hearts. It’s like as if a man would speak a certain words to the woman he would melt her if he knew how to do it unselfishly.
Well, again, they need coaching and just like to see I’m spending the time with you just even from an inquiry call, this is how we really work with our parents.