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Sandhill Child Development Center treats children, ages 8 to 13, 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 (Level 1)
– Mood Disorder – depression or bipolar 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 or occasional 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 relational 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). 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, and family therapy, while incorporating somatosensory interventions keeps us at the forefront of treatment.

Ownership Type
Private Company

Name of Parent Company
Family Help and Wellness

Name of Sister Company
N/A

Type of Land
Privately Owned

Do your students receive insurance coverage for more than two weeks?
Call for more information

Do you have an insurance utilization person?
Contractor

Is the program on any insurance panels?
No

Religious Affiliation?
No

Please specify the type of religious affiliation
N/A

Minimum Age of Participants
7

Maximum Age of Participants
14

Can program support 18-year-olds if they enroll before 18?
No

Program can accept students with I-20 Visa?
No

Average Length of Stay (months)
14

Maximum Enrollment
32

Location of Program
Rural

Dorm/Housing
Triples
Quads

How does the program prevent students from leaving (running) from the program
Students are Always in “Line-of-Sight” with staff

Does the program have more than one location for this particular program?
Yes

Family Involvement
HIGH: Family Expected on weekly calls (or more) & to attend all family workshops (weekly , monthly or quarterly)

Percentage of Aid to Adoptive Family Students
5

Percentage of Court Ordered Students
0

Percentage of Private Pay Students
0

Percentage of School Funded Students
0

Percentage of State Funded Students
0

Housing
N/A

Community Service Requirement
N/A

Random Drug Testing
N/A

Transportation Options
N/A

Support Services
N/A

House/Community Meetings
N/A

Are participants required to do chores in the house/community?
N/A

12 Step Meetings on Location
N/A

Type of Students
N/A

Types of Workshops Offered
N/A

Accommodations
On Site
Call For More Information

Use of Personal Vehicle
N/A

Use of Electronics
N/A

Location of Workshop
N/A

Average Length of Workshop
N/A

Professional Associations/Affiliations
N/A

State and/or National
State License

Academic Accreditation
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Is there individual therapy?
Yes

Number of individual therapy hours student receives on a difficult week?
5

Number of individual therapy hours student receives on typical week?
1

Percentage of licensed therapists?
All therapists are licensed by the state of operation

Therapist average case load
7

Percentage of full time therapists who have a private practice outside a program?
Not Applicable

Does the Clinical Director carry a case load?
Yes

Is there group therapy?
Yes

Average number of hours per week facilitated by licensed therapist
4

Average number of hours per week of group processing? (i.e. run by staff, interns, grad students, etc.)
2

Average number of formal family therapy hours per week (not social calls to teen)
1

Is Skype accessible for family therapy?
Yes

Are there Additional Professionals? (Select all that apply)
Psychiatrist
Registered Nurse

Are there Medical rule outs
Yes

Possible Medical Rule Outs
Active Psychosis
Actively Suicidal
Fire Starter
Less Than 30 Days Sobriety
Need for Detox?
Pregnancy
Call For more information

Is there a minimum BMI
No

Can Program accept insulin-dependent diabetics
No

Psychiatrist
On staff

Percentage of students on meds at enrollment
> 50%

If psychiatrist is available to students, what percentage of students change meds?
> 50%

Types of Therapy Offered
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Animal-Assisted Therapy
Child Trauma Academy
Equine Assisted or Therapeutic Horse Back
Family Focused Therapy (FFT)
Motivational Interviewing (MI)
Play Therapy
Recreation Therapy
Sand Therapy
Telephone Therapy
Other

Does the program have a level/phase system?
No

If yes, are phases/levels tied to privileges?
No

Does program have a milieu-driven residential model? (Staff are trained in model)
Yes

If yes — select all that apply
Client Centered/Person Centered Therapy
Positive Peer Culture
Other

Integrated Wellness
Art
Breathing Techniques/Breath Work
Meditation
Yoga
Other

Does program use time out rooms?
No

Line staff to student ratio during awake hours
1:4

Does program run background checks on all staff?
Yes

Is there an educational requirement for staff?
Yes

If Yes, what is it?
High School Diploma

Average number of hours staff are trained before their first shift
40

Are night staff awake or asleep
Awake

What percentage of the line staff are full time employees?
> 50%

Grades Served
K-12

Average student to teacher ratio
1:9

Teaching/Classroom
Other

Is the program able to implement IEP’s
Call for more information

Can Program handle a student who is more than two grade level’s behind in reading?
Yes

Academic Calendar
Year Round School (either quarters, trimester, semesters)

Can program support a student to complete a GED?
No

Can program support a student who wants vocational training?
No

Does the school have AP Classes or the ability to give or take a student to the AP Test?
Not Applicable

Does the academic program have the ability to provide ACT or SAT Tutoring (on or off site)?
N/A

Does program have transition services for students?
Yes

If Yes, select all options that apply to your program
Family Or Student Coaching Support For Certain Amount

Are there additional fees that apply to transitional options?
Call for more information

Percentage of families that participate in various transition programming?
> 50%

Scheduled or rolling admissions?
Rolling admissions

Is there an enrollment fee/outfitting fee/payment in advance?
Yes

If applicable, is the last month’s fees due at enrollment?
Yes

Cost per month/workshop/programming (in USD)
17300

Percentage of clients who return home, or to a more traditional setting (like transitions to college or gap year, boarding school, etc.)
> 50%

Does a student have to sign themself into the program?
No

Link to Weekly or Daily Schedule
http://sandhillcenter.org/faqs/

For licensed programs, but state or under 18, please select Incidents required to be reported to the state:
Elopement
Infectious Disease
Major Injury | Death
Pregnancy
Restraint
Runaways

What is the typical amount of time a family should expect before hearing about an major incident?
0

What is the average number of clients you see per year?
45

Professional Associations/Affiliations
National Association of Therapeutic Schools & Programs (Professional Member)
Other

Payment Type
Private | Self Pay
Call for more information

Has the program previously been part of an evidence-based study?
Call for more information

Is the program presently part of an evidence-based study?
No

Link to the study that the organization is part of
N/A

Type of Family Therapy/Work Offered
Family Handbook
Other

Family involvement
HIGH: Family Expected on weekly calls (or more) & to attend all family workshops (weekly , monthly or quarterly)

Who completes the psychological evaluation?
Contracted separately by family/client

Minimum length of stay
N/A

Does the student receive a neuropsychological evaluation?
Other

Type Of Programming For Students
Clinically-driven programming (addresses individual life, living, social and academic needs)

Typical Student
ADHD/ADD
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Clinically Complex (possible behavior, genetic, students “who are puzzles”)
Mood Deregulation &/or Anxiety
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Minimum IQ
N/A

Interview Requirements for Applicants
Call for More Information

Additional Therapy
N/A

Therapist Case Load at Peak Season
< 8

Percentage of licensed therapists?
All therapists are licensed by the state of operation

Average number of days/week therapist is in the field
5

Number of Individual Sessions with Therapist
N/A

Integrated Wellness Support
Art
Breathing Techniques/Breath Work
Meditation
Yoga
Other

Do clinical assistants work with lead therapists?
Yes

Percentage of full time therapists who have a private practice outside of wilderness?
< 50%

Do any of the therapists operate more than one group at peak season?
Yes

What percentage of participants receive psychological evaluations?
> 50%

Does program receive a fee for evaluation or referral?
No

Additional levels of care offered by facility
N/A

Types of eating disorder care provided
N/A

Specialized Programming
N/A

Is program focused on full recovery?
N/A

Computer Access
Students have Laptops
Access to Internet turned off nightly
Call for more information

Cell Phones
Not Allowed

Academic Options
Call for more information

School Name (if applicable)
Del Rio Academy

School Website (if applicable)
delrioacademy.org

Ownership Type

Name of Parent Company
N/A

Name of Sister Company
N/A

Type of Land
N/A

Do your students receive insurance coverage for more than two weeks?

Do you have an insurance utilization person?

Is the program on any insurance panels?
N/A

Religious Affiliation?

Please specify the type of religious affiliation
N/A

Minimum Age of Participants
N/A

Maximum Age of Participants
N/A

Can program support 18-year-olds if they enroll before 18?

Program can accept students with I-20 Visa?

Average Length of Stay (months)
N/A

Maximum Enrollment
N/A

Location of Program

Dorm/Housing
N/A

How does the program prevent students from leaving (running) from the program

Does the program have more than one location for this particular program?

Family Involvement

Percentage of Aid to Adoptive Family Students
N/A

Percentage of Court Ordered Students
N/A

Percentage of Private Pay Students
N/A

Percentage of School Funded Students
N/A

Percentage of State Funded Students
N/A

Housing
N/A

Community Service Requirement

Random Drug Testing
N/A

Transportation Options
N/A

Support Services

House/Community Meetings

Are participants required to do chores in the house/community?

12 Step Meetings on Location
N/A

Type of Students

Types of Workshops Offered
N/A

Accommodations
N/A

Use of Personal Vehicle

Use of Electronics

Location of Workshop

Average Length of Workshop

Professional Associations/Affiliations
N/A

State and/or National
N/A

Academic Accreditation
N/A

Is there individual therapy?

Number of individual therapy hours student receives on a difficult week?
N/A

Number of individual therapy hours student receives on typical week?
N/A

Percentage of licensed therapists?

Therapist average case load
N/A

Percentage of full time therapists who have a private practice outside a program?

Does the Clinical Director carry a case load?
N/A

Is there group therapy?
N/A

Average number of hours per week facilitated by licensed therapist
N/A

Average number of hours per week of group processing? (i.e. run by staff, interns, grad students, etc.)
N/A

Average number of formal family therapy hours per week (not social calls to teen)
N/A

Is Skype accessible for family therapy?
N/A

Are there Additional Professionals? (Select all that apply)
N/A

Are there Medical rule outs
N/A

Possible Medical Rule Outs
N/A

Is there a minimum BMI
N/A

Can Program accept insulin-dependent diabetics
N/A

Psychiatrist

Percentage of students on meds at enrollment

If psychiatrist is available to students, what percentage of students change meds?

Types of Therapy Offered
N/A

Does the program have a level/phase system?
N/A

If yes, are phases/levels tied to privileges?

Does program have a milieu-driven residential model? (Staff are trained in model)
N/A

If yes — select all that apply
N/A

Integrated Wellness
N/A

Does program use time out rooms?
N/A

Line staff to student ratio during awake hours
N/A

Does program run background checks on all staff?
N/A

Is there an educational requirement for staff?
N/A

If Yes, what is it?

Average number of hours staff are trained before their first shift
N/A

Are night staff awake or asleep

What percentage of the line staff are full time employees?

Grades Served
N/A

Average student to teacher ratio
N/A

Teaching/Classroom
N/A

Is the program able to implement IEP’s

Can Program handle a student who is more than two grade level’s behind in reading?

Academic Calendar

Can program support a student to complete a GED?
N/A

Can program support a student who wants vocational training?

Does the school have AP Classes or the ability to give or take a student to the AP Test?
N/A

Does the academic program have the ability to provide ACT or SAT Tutoring (on or off site)?

Does program have transition services for students?
N/A

If Yes, select all options that apply to your program
N/A

Are there additional fees that apply to transitional options?

Percentage of families that participate in various transition programming?

Scheduled or rolling admissions?

Is there an enrollment fee/outfitting fee/payment in advance?

If applicable, is the last month’s fees due at enrollment?

Cost per month/workshop/programming (in USD)
N/A

Percentage of clients who return home, or to a more traditional setting (like transitions to college or gap year, boarding school, etc.)

Does a student have to sign themself into the program?
N/A

Link to Weekly or Daily Schedule
N/A

For licensed programs, but state or under 18, please select Incidents required to be reported to the state:
N/A

What is the typical amount of time a family should expect before hearing about an major incident?
N/A

What is the average number of clients you see per year?
N/A

Professional Associations/Affiliations
N/A

Payment Type
N/A

Has the program previously been part of an evidence-based study?

Is the program presently part of an evidence-based study?
N/A

Link to the study that the organization is part of
N/A

Type of Family Therapy/Work Offered
N/A

Family involvement

Who completes the psychological evaluation?

Minimum length of stay
N/A

Does the student receive a neuropsychological evaluation?

Type Of Programming For Students
N/A

Typical Student
N/A

Minimum IQ
N/A

Interview Requirements for Applicants
N/A

Additional Therapy

Therapist Case Load at Peak Season

Percentage of licensed therapists?

Average number of days/week therapist is in the field
N/A

Number of Individual Sessions with Therapist
N/A

Integrated Wellness Support
N/A

Do clinical assistants work with lead therapists?
N/A

Percentage of full time therapists who have a private practice outside of wilderness?

Do any of the therapists operate more than one group at peak season?
N/A

What percentage of participants receive psychological evaluations?

Does program receive a fee for evaluation or referral?
N/A

Additional levels of care offered by facility

Types of eating disorder care provided
N/A

Specialized Programming
N/A

Is program focused on full recovery?

Computer Access
N/A

Cell Phones
N/A

Academic Options

School Name (if applicable)
N/A

School Website (if applicable)
N/A