The BSCS Beal Street program provides critical life and independent living skills to youth (ages 15-20). This short term, skill based, residential program provides a therapeutic environment that assists youth in developing the skills to successfully transition into young adulthood.
Beal Street is committed to working with all families (family is broadly defined) to develop effective communication skills, lifelong connections and understanding of behavioral health symptoms with the goal of families being able to live and grow together. For youth who will be living independently, the program provides intensive support related to successfully transitioning into young adulthood.
Services are individualized and developed with the youth and family.
- Comprehensive Evaluations (to assess emotional, behavioral, medical, educational, and social needs)
- Individualized Action Plans (for youths and their families)
- Evidence Based Practices (focus on skill and goal achievements)
- Trauma Focused Therapy
- Individual and Group Therapy
- Education Coordination and Support
- Family Therapy
- Care Coordination
- Psychiatric Services
The Beal Street program has two tracks of treatment: the family reunification track and the independent living track.
Family Reunification Track
For youth in the family reunification track, the clinical treatment focuses on strengthening the functioning of the family system and fostering optimal emotional, behavioral and psychological growth. Youth on the family reunification track are encouraged to spend as much time at home with family as is clinically appropriate. Family participation in treatment planning, visits, and family therapy is necessary to meet the family’s goals. Beal Street believes that working with each youth’s family is an integral part of being at Beal Street. The program strongly encourages family participation with the program and referral agencies in developing the goals of each youth’s stay. Staff are available to support the youth and family during meetings and visits.
Independent Living Skills Track
The independent living skills track is designed for youth whose goal is to develop independent living skills while working on their permanency plan. They attend school in the community or obtain a HiSET. Youth are encouraged to pursue options for higher education or vocational training. The program assists youth to get a job and work on skills that will enhance their ability to be independent. They are provided with group services, on-site clinical case management, and family work.