The Crossings at Alliance Health Center is a fully operational residential treatment center that provides treatment for adolescent boys age 12 to 17 who have a conduct disorder or have committed a sexual offense. It offers gender-specific programs in which patients attend a minimum of three group therapy sessions a week and individual therapy once a week. This includes substance abuse groups, process groups, physical and sexual abuse groups and recreational activities.
We have two units for our conduct disorder program and one for our sexually aggressive program. Therapists are located in each of the Crossing’s three units, and nursing staff are onsite 24 hours a day. While in our care, these patients attend classes for seven hours a day at the Crossroads, our fully accredited school. GED preparation and special education courses are also offered.
While it varies depending on individual need, the average length of stay in the conduct disorder program is usually three to six months. Patients in the sexually aggressive program typically stay with us for six to eight months.
We strongly encourage families to be involved as much as possible in their loved one’s treatment. Patients are not permitted to make phone calls during their first week at the Crossings. After the first week, they may call home as many as three times a week if they have earned enough points for the privilege.
The Crossings features a separate case management department that helps with discharge planning and functions as a liaison between the referring agency, physicians, the mental health community, probation officers and other professionals involved in the resident’s care. The goal is to establish a plan for continued development after discharge.