Case Management Services – Within seven days of admission, the Ohio Youth Assessment System (OYAS) residential interview is completed with each resident.  The interview explores various criminogenic risk factors including prior offense history, education/employment, family circumstances/parenting, peer relations, substance abuse, leisure/recreation, personality and behavior, and attitudes/orientation.  Each risk factor is then rated as low, moderate, high, or very high.  The information obtained from the interview is utilized to develop a Case Management Plan (CMP) for each resident. 

 

Individual Therapy – Within the first 48 hours after admission, each resident is assigned a therapist.  The CTU therapists are:

 

Emily Giametta, MSW, LISW-S – Clinical Administrator

Michelle Kasper, MSSA, LISW – Clinical Services Manager

Syrea Thomas, LISW – Psychotherapist

Residents participate in individual therapy at least once per week for a minimum of one hour.  Therapists measure the residents’ progress on their treatment goals, and address each individual’s specific needs and issues during individual therapy sessions.

 

Group Therapy – Specialized staff facilitate the following therapeutic groups:


Substance Abuse Treatment – This group focuses on identifying triggers in participants’ lives and evaluating the consequences of surrendering to these triggers, such as drug abuse and other negative dependencies.  It emphasizes the importance of self–awareness and strategic coping in negative situations.  Participants will learn different points and techniques of intervention to prevent relapse of problem behaviors, and focus on changing thought and behavior patterns for positive results.  The group offers a step-by-step guide to common relapse patterns and suggests ways to build self-esteem and change thinking patterns in order to prevent these negative behaviors from recurring.  (12 program hours)

 

Family Therapy – Therapists are available for family therapy if parents are willing and able to participate.  The Center has therapists available during evening and weekend hours so parents who have transportation issues and/or employment obligations can still participate.  Therapists and Clinical staff facilitate the following groups with families:

 

Health Care Services – Kristin Preston, RN, is the Center’s Health Care Coordinator.  Ms. Preston conducts initial health screens and prepares the sick call list for COYC’s on-site physician.  She also coordinates off-site medical, dental, and psychiatric services, schedules appointments, and checks medications.