Each student that arrives at Rawhide goes through a series of assessments to determine a proper treatment plan and targeted outcomes. These assessments examine fields ranging from life skills, reading, math, as well as behavioral issues relating to ADD, ADHD, RAD, anger management, and more.
Every student will have a Rawhide treatment team assigned to them consisting of cross-departmental approaches including social services, education, and youth services to ensure consistency in the treatment process.
Treatment Teams consist of the following members:
- State or County Case Workers – provide input and feedback on student progress (for court-referred cases only).
- Social Workers / Therapists – recommend assessments, develop treatment plans, and keep everyone on the team informed of any new developments at the state or county level. They also act as the eyes and ears for the county to keep them up-to-date with student progress.
- Living Unit Staff – comprised of the Houseparents, Resident Instructors, and Professional Youth Care Workers. The Living Unit Staff provides input on the students’ ability to make connections to the real world, build relationships with peers, complete homework assignments, perform assigned chores, and follow directions.
- Teachers – provide information on behavioral and academic performance in the classroom. The success of a student as reported by a teacher often reflects the student’s progress in other parts of the program.
- Job Trainers – provide input on the students performance, attitude, and ability to follow directions while in a work environment.
- Transition Team – administers behavioral assessments, helps youth make connections in the community, and identifies what needs to be done to increase the likelihood of a student’s success based on the input and recommendations of other team members.
Rawhide treatment teams are very skilled at working together for the best interest of each student. Through continuous communication, each student’s progress is carefully monitored. Students are given clear direction to help them grow in areas of needed improvement that were identified in their initial assessment and receive continued support to reach their targeted outcomes.