Programs

Residential Center

32 Bed Residential Program for Males; ages 10-19

16 Bed Residential Program for Females; ages 10-19

 

Paddock View Residential Center provides a 24 hour a day treatment program for 32 adolescent males, as well as a separate program designed for 16 females. Both are staffed by highly trained and experienced individuals chosen carefully for their capacity to provide treatment, support and encouragement to the residents. The programs are housed in a facility that is designed and constructed to meet the needs of both male and female residents. Transitional services are an integral part of the treatment program and prepare the resident for return to family, school, the community and if indicated, independent living.

 

 

Emergency Shelter Care

12 Shelter Care Beds

 

Paddock View provides a licensed shelter care program for both male and female children, ages 10 to 19, who are in temporary need of shelter due to a significant crisis in their lives. The primary objective of this program is to provide a safe environment and ongoing educational needs for children; as well as additional assessment services if requested. Services are available on a 24 hour basis, 365 days a year.

 

 

Alternative Education

 

Paddock View Alternative School offers an on-site alternative educational program that is fully accredited by the Indiana Department of Education. The interdisciplinary curriculum aligns with state academic standards. The hands-on experiential learning environment supports the practice of positive life skills, character building, providing students with immediate feedback and practical application. Students participate daily in drug/alcohol education and life skills classes. Nova Net provides computer supported opportunities for credit recovery, GED preparation, remediation, and academic skills assessment.

Treatment

 

Treatment is in the form of a multimodal, individualized residential program. The average length of stay is six months to one year for the residential programs and up to sixty days for the emergency shelter care program. Comprehensive care is provided by a multidisciplinary team of professionals which includes social worker, counselors, case managers, specially trained direct care workers and highly qualified licensed teachers. The treatment modalities, all integrated within a therapeutic environment and supervised by licensed professionals, include cognitive, behavioral and experiential components.

The experiential treatment components of the program are Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Equine Assisted Learning both of which use horses as a tool for emotional growth and learning. EAP is a collaborative effort between a licensed therapist and a certified horse professional designed to introduce creative thinking and problem solving that allow the child to find new ways of addressing the emotional and behavioral issues interfering with their ability remain in their family, school and community. EAL is a collaborative effort that is designed to teach non-verbal communications, assertiveness, problem solving, responsibility and teamwork. The focus of EAP and EAL is not riding or horsemanship; 100% of activities take place on the ground. It is the relationship between the horse and the individual that allows for a unique way of processing and discussing feelings and learning about how behaviors affect others.


The setting for EAP services is Black Dog Farms, an 85 acre equestrian facility loacted 5 miles from Paddock View Residential Center. Black Dog provides a heated indoor arena as well as 20 acres of "paddocks" for EAP and EAL activities. It is a setting that complements the mission and vision of Paddock View Residential Center in providing an alternative approach to changing attitudes and behaviors.