Goal of Program

 

  • To teach independent living skills in a therapeutic setting

 

 

Staffing

 

  • For up to 8 residents, 1:8 with additional support

  • 24 hours per day, 365 days a year

 

Length of Stay

 

  • Minimum 3 months, maximum 5 years

 

 

Population Served*

 

  • Males & Females, 13-19 years old

*Licensed from ages 13-17 but can admit and retain youth to age 21

 

 

Treatment Modalities

 

  • Therapeutic facility

  • Structure

  • Behavior modification

  • Trauma & Attachment Informed Care

  • 1:1 counseling

  • Positive role models

  • Positive peer culture

 

 

 

Appropriate Referrals

At-risk male and female adolescents with any of the following needs:

  • Limited coping skills, relationship skills, life skills and other aspects of adolescent development

 

  • Youth in need of Independent Living Skills

 

  • CHINS

 

  • Youth with specific learning disabilities

 

  • Adjustment Disorders, ADHD, Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Depressive Disorders, ODD, Personality Disorders, PTSD

 

  • Mild Intellectual Disability (not less than full scale IQ 70 - some exceptions).

    • Those with an IQ less than 70 may be considered when there is supporting documentation that indicates:

    1. The Resident's needs can be met in this facility

    2. The care of the other Residents will not be jeopardized

    3. Staff are trained to deal with any related IQ issues

 

  • Youths not appropriate for foster home placement

 

  • Pregnant teens until they become a parent (not licensed for babies)

 

  • Youth with behaviors that can be addressed in a non-hospital, non-secure setting with the support of pharmacological and psychiatric services available in the community

 

  • Youth who have successfully completed an approved substance abuse or sexual offender treatment program and are in need of a step-down placement

Inappropriate Referrals

Those not appropriate for placement are youth whose needs cannot be met by STARS staff or program, including, but not limited to those with:

 

  • MR (below full scale IQ 70 - some exceptions)

  • Residents in need of hospitalization or other secure environment

 

  • Exhibiting current psychotic behaviors

 

  • Sexual perpetrators who have not successfully completed an approved sexual offender treatment program

 

  • Fire setters who have not completed approved treatment

 

  • Primary treatment need is substance abuse treatment

 

  • Youth that would not benefit from the program

RATE SHEET

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MAKE A REFERRAL 

Options for submitting the Referral Application:

 

  • Save the document to your computer and complete it electronically

 

  • Print out a hard copy of the application and complete it by hand

 

When the form is complete, simply email it to referrals@thestarsprogram.com or fax it to 434-970-2044

Interested in making a referral but have some questions first? Complete the form below and someone from our team will be in touch!

REFERRAL APPLICATION

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REFERRALS

 
 
 

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517 Park Street, Charlottesville, Va 22902

Call us:

(434) 970 - 1904

Fax us:

(434) 970 - 2044

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