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Locations
Bethesda Children's Home
15487 State Highway 86
Meadville, PA 16335
(814) 724-7510

Bethesda Leadership Center
349 West 18th Street
Erie, PA 16502
(814) 454-1285

Bethesda Trinity Center
462 West 18th Street
Erie, PA 16502
(814) 453-2468

Intensive Treatment Unit Program (ITU)

DCIM_0736Bethesda Children’s Home is a staff secure residential treatment facility which provides comprehensive residential support services. The following are a list of services provided in our Intensive Treatment Unit Program:

  • 24-hour staff supervision
  • 3 all female units and 1 all male unit (54 beds)
  • Structured daily routines
  • Behavior Management System
  • Level system based on expectations, rewards, and accountability
  • Daily skill building groups:Current events
  • Independent living
    • Social skills
    • Grief and loss
    • Healthy Choices
    • Drug and alcohol
    • Employment
    • Sexual abuse
    • Problem Solving
  • PTSD
  • Anger management
  • Conflict resolution
  • Problem solving
  • Stress management/relaxation
  • Family structures
  • Self-esteem
  • Goal setting
  • Assertiveness training
  • Academic achievement
  • Sex education
  • On-campus emotional support classrooms (summer school program) & alternative educational programs.
  • On-campus psychiatric services/evaluations & monitoring.
  • 5:1 client to staff ratio.
  • Strengths based individualized treatment planning.
  • Individual and family therapy with masters level therapist.

Admission Criteria (Male or Female)

  • Youth 12 – 18 years of age
  • Dependant or Delinquent.
  • Free From Chemical Dependency.
  • I.Q. of 70 or above.
  • Possess a rudimentary value system.
  • Demonstrate ability to feel guilt and/or remorse.
  • Has a willingness or ability to accept authority.
  • Is not actively psychotic or demonstrating clinical necessity for inpatient level of care