Short Term Residential Therapeutic Program for Adolescent Girls

Short Term Residential Therapeutic Program for Adolescent Girls is a part of Residential.

As part of Victor Treatment Centers, Rosemary Children’s Services owns and oper­ates four residential facilities that serve 33 at-risk female adolescent youth. The Cottage (home to fifteen), along with three residential facilities (home to six) provide safe and supportive environments for adolescents between the ages of 13 and 18. All the residential facilities are located within the Pasadena and South Pasadena area. Each home is made up of a careful ratio of youth to staff. Staff are trained to meet the needs of the youth and help them grow towards becom­ing active and productive members of so­ciety. Youth are referred to these programs by counties and other public agencies as a result of being unable to thrive in less restrictive environments.

The girls are helped to heal and grow through the following extensive educational, therapeutic and recreational services:

  • Child care counselors provide 24-hour supervision for the adolescents girls. Counselors transport girls to school, assist with homework, and help with on-going related issues and concerns
  • Group Centered Leadership is a therapeutic technique and daily peer accountability group in which residents and caretakers gather to discuss positive and negative individual behaviors in a open forum.
  • Community involvement exposes the adolescents to cultural activities, such as museums and local symphonies, to help transition them into community life and aid in the growth of socialization and self-awareness.

Rosemary Children’s Services is committed to supporting family reunification following interventions designed to address such issues as interpersonal conflict, depression, social isolation, school failure, substance abuse, and neglect. Program participation strengthens the youth’s relationships with their family, peers and teachers. Rosemary Children’s Services is committed to the preservation of families or, if this is not possible, to quality preparation for emancipation.