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RESIDENTIAL

Mount Prospect Academy offers an array of intensive residential treatment services at multiple locations throughout New Hampshire. We provide treatment and education that's tailored to the individual, enabling students to successfully return to their home or alternative living arrangements.

Through our residential treatment services, students can learn a variety of competencies which foster character development, promote positive social relationships, and improve overall functioning in society. Our residential services include, but are not limited to: academic support, clinical treatment, after-care support, wellness initiatives, and family assistance.

 

MPA serves adolescent males who range from 11 to 21 years old. Students are enrolled in MPA's academic program, a certified special education facility which awards high school credits. Academics are a core element of all MPA treatment plans, and a student's sending school district is considered a critical stakeholder in our program.

 

We, as an agency, look forward to having the opportunity to positively influence the students in our care.

Programs

MPA's Comprehensive Assessment & Short-term Treatment program offers a complete assessment of student strengths and needs during a 60-to 90-day residential placement. 

 

CAST students reside on MPA's main campus in Plymouth, N.H., and we maintain a 1:4 ratio of caregivers to students at all times.

CAST's primary goal is student assessment. Our assessments rely on psychological testing and extensive clinical interviewing with students, their families, and their collateral contacts. This enables our clinical team to form connections with students and then present findings in a developmental, bio-psycho-social, and holistic framework. 

The Adventure Based Trauma Informed Treatment program (Adventure Based) is located in Warren, NH. The program houses up to 12 students and maintains a minimum 1:4 caregiver-to-student ratio. Length of stay varies case to case, often between 4 and 8 months, but some students require extended support.

 

Adventure Based offers a supportive, structured living and learning environment for students who display anti-social behaviors which include aggression, opposition to authority, and high-risk behaviors that threaten harm to self and others. Some students are active and frequent substance users. Most students have a history of trauma and diagnosed mental health conditions that require intervention and support.

 

The program's core treatment strategy is Adventure Therapy, which is an action-centered treatment. Adventure activities include participating in challenge course, rock climbing, backpacking, biking, and paddling. The unfamiliar nature of these activities, combined with the sense of community developed during participation, creates a climate where students can challenge their current perceptions and behaviors, affording them an opportunity to modify maladaptive behaviors.

The Becket House at Rumney (Rumney House) serves adolescent males who display problematic sexual behavior.

Students at MPA's Rumney House receive more supervision and treatment than a traditional residential service. The 16-bed residential program maintains a 1:3 caregiver-to-student ratio. Each student is assigned to a master’s-level clinician who takes responsibility for managing treatment.

The program focuses on addressing problematic sexual behavior, mental health, substance abuse, and maladaptive behaviors. We also identify students' dynamic risk factors associated risk of re-offending.

Students are engaged in three different groups: Aggression Replacement Therapy, which helps students learn social skills, aggression control, and moral reasoning; Dialectical Behavioral Therapy focusing on mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal skill building; and Street-wise to Sex-wise, which provides high-risk teens with a comprehensive model on human sexuality.

MPA's Enhanced Residential Treatment programming offers individualized in-home, community-based services for adolescent boys who struggled to complete multiple treatment programs.

ERT is composed of two separate communities that each house a maximum of eight students. The communities are located at MPA's Becket House in Campton, N.H. 

 

With small community size and a 1:2 faculty-to-student ratio, ERT can serve students who have been diagnosed with a variety of mental and behavioral health issues. The program is designed for students who need more intensive care than a traditional residential setting can provide but less supervision than a sub-acute or locked residential facility.

A masters level Milieu Clinician takes a lead stabilization role for students by providing clinical support and case oversight. The clinician works with MPA academic and residential faculty to develop a plan for implementing safe and productive coping skills, should the student escalate and require additional support.

The Sub-Acute Program offers intensive residential treatment in a highly supportive and structured environment.


Two separate communities, located at MPA's Becket House in Campton, N.H., comprise Sub-Acute. The program houses a maximum of 12 students between the ages of 11 to 20 years old. 


Sub-Acute's small community size and its 4:5 faculty-to-student ratio allow the program to work with students who exhibit extreme behavioral challenges. Sub-Acute seeks to establish a safe and trusting environment so students feel secure enough to begin stabilizing their high-risk, maladaptive behaviors. 

 

The program's clinical methods include Attachment, Regulation, and Competency principles; Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing; Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; and Motivational Interviewing.

Students work with a masters level milieu clinician, who takes a lead role in providing case oversight and clinical support for the student and their family. Students are also assigned a permanency coordinator, who provides supervision such as curfew checks and crisis support, while also ensuring that students and their families are adequately connected to long-term community supports.

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