Natchaug Hospital's Journey House program is a 13-bed specialized residential treatment facility on the Mansfield campus for adolescent girls ages 12 to 18 who are involved in the court-system.
Residents are only admitted with a referral from the juvenile justice system.
Referred girls have identified needs for behavioral health services and may have a history of one or more of the following circumstances - significant trauma, mental illness, victim of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking, a history of substance abuse, and assaultive and/or self-injurious behaviors.
Journey House offers a variety of evidence-based treatment modalities that are carried out in individual, group and family settings, including:
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- The Seven Challenges® substance abuse treatment
- Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
- Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)
- Emotional Freedom Technique
- Trauma-informed yoga
Residents and the treatment team collaborate on discharge planning, which includes coordination of individual and family therapy, medication management, identification of a primary care physician and any vocational, recreational or educational planning.
Journey House is Compliant with the National Juvenile Facility PREA Standards.