Residential Level III Services
Sunlight Behavior Center Inc. offers residential treatment for young adolescent boys that are high risk and have substance abuse problems. The primary objective of Sunlight Behavior Center Inc. is to provide quality services to consumers with mental illness and substance abuse while promoting a high level of independence.
Sunlight Behavior Center guides teens through the challenging process of substance abuse recovery, while helping them rediscover what is most important to them. We combine an intense clinical intervention with individual and group therapy and family development workshops to help teens on their journey of recovery and rediscovery.
SBC has a structured, interdisciplinary program appropriate to the age, behavior, emotional needs, strengths, level of functioning, and interest of individual residents, includes:
Treatment for severe emotional disturbance or mental health and substance use conditions
Individual and group counseling
Family therapy (family therapy is recommended in service plan and/or by the psychologist/therapist as indicated)
Educational and/or vocational programming
Opportunities to participate in religious observances in a faith of choice
Community cultural enrichment, shopping, volunteer and paid work activities; and
Independent living preparation
Therapeutic Foster Care
Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) is an effective alternative to institutionalization or residential care which provides intensive therapeutic support in a family setting in the child’s home community. SBC’s foster parents are specially trained and licensed to provide rehabilitation services for children and youth ages 3-19. Children entering treatment foster care may have experienced a series of prior hospitalizations or residential treatment experiences or may be at risk of placement in other residential treatment centers or other institutions. One particular benefit of TFC is that for many youth the opportunity to receive therapeutic support and services in a smaller, more intimate and natural family setting is the catalyst to practice trust building and relationship development.
Because the TFC setting is a family environment, children have more natural opportunities to address relationship issues with adults and other youth in a family-like atmosphere. There are many rich and continuous opportunities for the child to develop more functional interactive patterns in this supportive setting. Additionally, TFC provides extensive opportunity for children to establish positive daily routines and life skills development. Many of the relationships or bonds built in TFC endure long after the actual placement ends.
Family Foster Care
Family Foster Care is the opening of your home to children who need temporary out-of-home placement in a nurturing, family environment. Foster care is temporary care in a family environment of children and youth from infancy to 21 years old. It is to help reunite children with their families, prepare them for adoption and/or independent living.