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Ruth Meiers Adolescent Treatment Center (RMAC): Grand Forks, N.D.

Mission

To provide a supervised/structured treatment program for adolescents experiencing serious mental health issues, and to assist them in developing the tools they need so they can function in a positive and productive manner within their families and communities.

Ruth-Meiers

History

Philosophy

We recognize the unique and complex needs of the youth we serve and work with them to address those needs, build on their strengths, and help equip them with the tools they need to be successful.

We believe that all adolescents have the right to:

Who We Serve

Adolescents with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED)

Many have experienced one or more of the following challenges:

Adolescents admitted into the program often exhibit one or more of the following characteristics over a marked period of time and to a notable degree:

Admissions

The Admissions Team considers the following criteria regarding each adolescent:

In addition, it is understood that family, community agency, and local school involvement will be critical throughout and after treatment.

It is also understood that in some situations, intense family involvement may not be advisable.

Staff

Treatment

The Ruth Meiers Adolescent Treatment Center uses a holistic approach emphasizing behavioral and cognitive change

Implemented through:

Reinforcement via a Level System that promotes and helps the youth develop:

Cornerstones of Treatment Approach:

Treatment Provided:

Milieu Interaction

Interactions within the living environment are monitored constantly and each adolescent is assigned scores on a number observable behaviors. These scores contribute to the level a resident is on (and subsequent privileges).

Additional Factors Impacting Treatment

“Though residential treatment is tough work for the adolescent and staff involved, I believe RMAC has developed a reputation among families, referring workers and adolescents as a quality facility with dedicated staff working to make a positive impact in the lives of those we serve. If you are struggling with your adolescent and are exploring options, please do not hesitate to contact RMAC for additional information. We can help you explore your options and help you make the best decision possible for your child.” – Bryon Novotny, Program Director

Contact Information

Ruth Meiers Adolescent Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility
770 S. 14th Street
Grand Forks, ND 58201
Phone: (701) 795-3870
Fax: (701) 795-3899
Toll Free: (888) 823-5931
TTY: (701) 795-3060
ruthmeiers@nd.gov

 

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