Boys at Epworth Village may be placed in Residential Treatment, Day Treatment, the Epworth Village Learning Center or Outpatient Services. We provide services to boys between the ages of 8 and 21 years and grades 1-12.
We currently have 26 Group Home beds and 10 Therapeutic Group Home beds and can serve approximately 25 boys in the other services we offer. This does not include the hundreds of family members and caregivers who are included in the child's treatment and also those served by the In-Home Safety Services Program.
Boys are referred to our program from a variety of sources. Parents sometimes seek out our program, Health and Human Services caseworkers, foster parents, schools or pastors are just some examples. Each boy that is referred to our program must meet specific diagnostic criteria that are specified within the current Diagnostic and Statistics Manual of the American Psychiatric Association. The following are some of the disorders we treat at Epworth Village:
- Oppositional Defiant Disorders
- Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
- Anxiety/Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Bi-polar disorder
Epworth Village psychotherapy services are based on the family systems approach. Our masters-level therapists include the whole family in the treatment process. Our focus is on creating change within the entire family system.
We take family involvement seriously. In fact, acceptance for placement depends, in part, upon the willingness of the family to participate in treatment.
Psychotherapy services include, but are not limited to family therapy twice a month, individual therapy once each week, and group therapy daily. A Board Certified Adolescent Psychiatrist is on campus on a weekly basis and oversees the Inter-Disciplinary Team. The Psychiatrist interviews each client at the time of placement and at least once each month thereafter, unless otherwise determined.