Behavioral Health Treatment Programs for Boys and Girls
Southern Peaks specializes in gender-responsive residential treatment services for adolescents with signiﬁcant behavioral health disorders. Our separate boys and girls programs are highly structured, therapeutic, and predictable, providing a safe and nurturing environment for youth who need an intensive level of care.
Sexual Misconduct Treatment Programs for Boys and Girls
The Insight Program for boys and the RENEW Program for girls offer gender-responsive treatment services for adolescents with histories of sexually abusive behaviors, often accompanied by additional problems such as substance abuse issues or trauma-related diagnoses. The programs are designed in accordance with the standards and guidelines promulgated by the Colorado Sex Offender Management Board for the treatment and supervision of juveniles with histories of sexual misconduct including, but not limited to, adjudicated sexual offenses.
Our highly skilled and dedicated Master’s level clinicians have been specifically trained with a focus on treating adolescents who have committed sexually offensive behaviors. All staff assigned to the Insight and RENEW Programs complete extensive training year-round in sex offense specific treatment principles.
The Haven Program for Sexually Exploited Youth
The Haven at Southern Peaks is a trauma-focused recovery program for young victims of sexual exploitation. Haven offers an exceptional blend of a safe house for victims of child sex trafﬁcking along with the comprehensive therapeutic services of a residential treatment center for youth with behavioral health disorders. Haven utilizes nationally renowned experts on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children for consultation, collaboration, and specialized trainings for our staff. With an emphasis on cognitive, experiential, and trauma-focused therapies, Haven provides a safe, nurturing environment where adolescents who have been involved in sex trafﬁcking can experience physical, emotional, and social healing.
The Medicine Bear Program for Native American Youth
The Medicine Bear Program is a service open to all Native American youth entering any one of our core treatment programs at Southern Peaks. It serves the needs of our American Indian youth, both urban and reservation based, through culturally relevant treatment services. Youth admitted in the Medicine Bear Program are integrated into our regular clinical and educational programming while they receive the specialized Medicine Bear services through teaching and learning methods that include lectures, group discussions, guest speakers, off-campus trips, experiential learning, and one-on-one dialogue. Our mission is to guide each child in his or her effort to become a strong, healthy bi-cultural Native youth who will walk in balance with all of creation.
Transgender Youth Care
We welcome the opportunity to serve youth who self-identify as transgender. Adolescents who do not conform to prevalent gender norms may be admitted to Southern Peaks for treatment services in any one of our core programs. Each individual’s living arrangements and program participation will be determined on a case by case basis and according to each youth’s gender preference. Transgender youth are integrated into all aspects of daily life and therapeutic activities at Southern Peaks while beneﬁting from exclusive group counseling sessions and the compassionate, afﬁrmative and holistic approach we offer to their presenting clinical needs.