Director of Admissions
Elizabeth McGhee, L.C.S.W.
Admissions Phone
Physical Address
15 Jemez Dr.
Los Lunas, NM
sandhillcenter.org
Sandhill Child Development Center treats children, ages 5 to 14, with a variety of diagnoses. The common denominator amongst the children at Sandhill is significant emotional dysregulation impacting the ability to function at home, in school, or their communities. Many of the children that come to Sandhill have been diagnosed with the following: - Autism Spectrum Disorder - Mood Disorder - depression or bi-polar disorder - Anxiety - Reactive Attachment Disorder - ADHD - Oppositional Defiant Disorder They may exhibit the following: - Poor social skills - Social withdrawal - Difficulties in peer relationships - Impaired judgment - Impulsivity - Poor anger management - Mild to moderate aggression - Lying - Stealing Our holistic approach addresses a child’s needs on all levels by integrating our treatment philosophy into every aspect of a child’s day and creating a therapeutic web. This is done in a relationally-based, clinical approach that is grounded in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) developed by Bruce Perry, M.D., Ph.D. and The Child Trauma Academy in Houston, Texas. Our individualized approach uses a variety of interventions designed to target the disorganized areas of the brain and develop capacities needed to improve functioning. Using a holistic approach of exercise, diet, animal assisted therapies, individual therapy, family therapy, while incorporating somatosensory interventions keeps us at the forefront of treatment.

General Information

Private Company - Owners On-Site
Zimmerman Consulting
Privately Owned
Zimmerman Consulting

Residential Treatment

No
5 - 14
No
No
14 Months
26
Rural
Doubles
Triples
Quads
Students are Always in "Line-of-Sight" with staff
No
HIGH: Family Expected on weekly calls (or more) & to attend all family workshops (weekly , monthly or quarterly)
5%
0%
80%
15%
0%

Insurance

< 50%
Contractor
No

Therapy - Individual

Yes
5 Hours
1
All therapists are licensed by the state of operation
7 Clients
Yes

Therapy - Group

Yes
0 Hours
0 Hours
1 Hours
Yes

Additional Professionals & Medical Rule Outs

> 50%
Sexual reactivity, extreme aggression
No
Yes

Treatment Modalities

No
No
Yes
Call for more information
Art
Breathing Techniques / Breath Work
Meditation
Yoga
Call for more information
No

Staff

1:3
Yes
Yes
High School Diploma
40 Hours

Academic

K - 9
1:9
combination of online and teacher-led
Yes
Yes
Year Round School (either quarters, trimester, semesters)
No
No
Not Applicable
N/A

Transition Programming

Yes
Family Or Student Coaching Support For Certain Amount
Call For More Information
> 50%

Accreditation

State License
Licensed Residential Treatment Center New Mexico
Child Trauma Academy and Certified Program NMT

Nuts & Bolts

Yes
< $1000.00
Call for more information
Call for more information
Albuquerque International Airport [ABQ]
1 Hours
> 50%
No
Call For More Information
No
Elopement
Infectious Disease
Major Injury | Death
Pregnancy
Restraint
Runaways
0 Hours
Mission Statement
At Sandhill Child Development Center we strive to combine clinical excellence and a home-like nurturing environment in order to create a space “where healing begins” for children and families. Our commitment is to maintaining the highest clinical standards and integrity, while staying abreast of cutting edge therapeutic practices. It is our mission to focus on the individual needs of each child to help develop the capacity to self-regulate, form meaningful connections, and continue on to rewarding healthy lives.