Programs and Services
Residential Treatment Program
The Cognitive Delayed Program
Therapeutic Foster Care Program
RISE Residential Treatment Program
Specialized Treatment Foster Care Program
Education Program
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  Treatment Programs and Services

Psychiatric Residential Treatment Program provides treatment for adolescent males displaying sexually abusive behaviors. Programming currently encompasses elements of Cognitive Behavioral and Rational Behavioral training interventions geared toward changing thinking patterns, emotions, and behavioral responses to interrupt abusive patterns. This is a long-term intensive residential treatment program within a secure facility. The program is open to males between the ages of 9 and 18 with an IQ greater than 69 and an Axis I DSM IV Diagnosis. Program unit and room assignments are done according to the age and individual needs of the resident.

Cognitively Delayed Program is a unique part of our residential treatment program that has been adapted to meet the developmental needs of males with cognitive delays. It affords youth with impaired cognitive functioning an opportunity to receive treatment for their sexually abusive behaviors in an environment conducive to individual learning styles. This specialty program was designed for males between the ages of 9 and 18 with an IQ within the range of 50-69 and an Axis I DSM IV Diagnosis. These youth are served apart from other residents and are assigned rooms with consideration to age and individual treatment needs.

Specialized Treatment Foster Care Program serves the needs of younger, sexually reactive youth. This outpatient program provides a highly intensive treatment experience within the context of a foster home living arrangement. All treatment modalities of the psychiatric residential treatment program are available to the Specialized Treatment Foster Care children, in addition to regular case management services. Youth in this program also attend a separate day-treatment school. Children accepted for this program are males ages 6 through 14 with an IQ greater than 60 and an Axis I DSM IV Diagnosis. The foster care homes for this specialized population are single occupancy placements.

RISE Residential Treatment Program is a one-of-a-kind treatment program for males exhibiting problems posing a severe level of impairment to overall functioning in multiple areas.  RISE was developed by the Alabama State Department of Human Resources (DHR) to target youth who might have been receiving mental and behavioral health care out of state.  Youth eligible for this program may have been denied admission to or have been discharged from various intensive placements because of their emotional and behavioral problems and/or mental illnesses.  ACS admits males from the state of Alabama only between the ages of 9 and 18 with an Axis I mental health diagnosis.  Any referrals to this program must obtain DHR approval prior to placement.

The Therapeutic Foster Care Program provides a broader continuum of care for Alabama youth.  This program provides treatment for boys and girls whose primary therapeutic needs are varied and may not include sexually inappropriate behaviors.  Youth in this program attend public school.  Children accepted into this program must have an IQ of 55 or above and an Axis I mental health diagnosis or identified moderate emotional and/or behavioral problems warranting the structure of a Therapeutic Foster Care placement.  All children must be in state’s custody and unable to live at home.

Our Core Services

Cognitive Restructuring utilizing Rational Behavior Training
• Sex Offense Specific Curriculum and Counseling
• Individual, Group & Family Counseling
• Psychiatric Services
• Nursing Services
• Social Skills Training & Psychosexual Groups
• Anger Management Therapy
• Substance Abuse Services
Educational Programming (General, Special Ed., & GED)
• Indoor and Outdoor Recreational Activities
• Discharge/Aftercare Planning
• 24 hour supervision
• Secured facility (residential only)
• After school care services on site (foster care only)
• Pet Therapy


1221 Alton Drive, P.O. Box 100968 | Birmingham, AL 35210 | 205-836-9923

Physicians are on the medical staff of Alabama Clinical Schools, but, with limited exceptions, are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Alabama Clinical Schools. The facility shall not be liable for actions or treatments provided by physicians.

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