Turning Point’s Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program, offered in Fort Collins and Greeley, is a potential alternative to a youth residential treatment program. It’s designed to provide a high level of treatment intervention to support youth and their families or caregivers while allowing them to remain in their homes or communities.
The program involves providing trauma-informed care to youth ages 12-17 that need help with mental health, substance use, behavior, and other issues. Care is provided in group, individual, and family/caregiver settings where youth can feel safe about sharing their past experiences.
Trauma-informed care takes into consideration a youth’s history and traumatic events they may have witnessed or experienced and helps them heal. A traumatic event could involve violence, crime, or abuse. Being bullied at school, having their parents go through a divorce, or experiencing the loss of a loved one can also be traumatic for youth. Trauma can impact a youth’s health and actions and can lead to substance use, negative behavior, mental health problems, relationship issues, and other health concerns.
Our supportive, compassionate counselors and therapists are sensitive to our patients’ histories and traumas. Their goal is to provide care without further traumatizing youth during treatment.
The program offerings are similar to what youth may experience in residential treatment, only youth are allowed to remain at home and continue with school, social, work, and other activities. Youth and their families will have the opportunity to take part in:
The expected length of the Intensive Outpatient Program is about 6 weeks, with youth receiving 9 contact hours of therapy per week. Unlike a more restricted environment such as a residential treatment program, the hours are flexible to allow youth to attend school or work while still receiving the contact hours they need to successfully complete the program.
The length of the program can be adjusted if needed to help the youth meet their goals.
The goals of the Intensive Outpatient Program are to: