Our Mission is to be a holistic child-focused residential treatment center that helps children to develop socially, physically, emotionally, and cognitively under the care and guidance of highly trained professionals and within a child-friendly environment always.
At North Star RTC, we believe that children learn through play. Our vision is to provide opportunities for children to explore, discover, create, and imagine by using evidence-based practices through treatment, counseling, structure, and supervision.
Model and Philosophy
North Star RTC is a newly organized Residential Treatment Center. We will treat boys and girls ages 6-12. North Star RTC is designed to meet the treatment, educational and health needs of children with severe emotional and behavioral problems.
North Star RTC believes the environment plays a major role in the success of a residential treatment center. We will enhance the children’s interest in all development domains. We believe learning in our environment is done most successfully through stations that can be visited , explored and revisited again and again. The environment should take into consideration the social skills, communication skills, physical abilities or challenges, and learning styles of the children being served.
Our trained and experienced staff will give children the structure he or she needs through safe and supportive programs to grow and channel his or her recovery towards a more positive life full of potential.
North Star RTC incorporates trauma informed care and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) treatment modalities to teach children the skills needed to cope with strenuous circumstances and develop more adaptive understanding and perceptions of the trauma.
Behavioral Modification Strategies and Interventions:
· Active Listening
· Contingency Management with Client Participation
· Differentiated Reinforcement of Other (DRO)
· Nonverbal signals
· Physical Redirection
· Planned Ignoring
· Positive Redirection
· Positive Reinforcement
· Proximity Control
· Role Play
· Premack Principal
· Staff Counseling
· Supervised Separation
· Incidental Learning
· Compliance Training
· Touch Control
· Task Analysis
· Verbal restatement of goals
North Star RTC provides services and treatment modalities to meet the needs of each individual resident. Click below to find out what services meet your child's unique needs