RYC operates based on a philosophy emphasizing a culture of care and the building of therapeutic relationships through the development of positive, supportive, and planned therapeutic interventions delivered by knowledgeable, empathetic, and skilled staff.
RYC’s programs are based on components of the Teaching Family Model. The goal of this model is to teach effective daily living using 15 key social skills youth and families can use to help them be more successful in relationships, in career development, in child-rearing, and in problem-solving in the home, school, and community. These skills are developed using teaching interactions delivered through the building and maintenance of supportive therapeutic relationships, which typically begin and are cultivated in the residential setting. RYC also incorporates the use of rationales, behavior observation and feedback, and a motivational point system to assist clients in establishing positive and pro-social behaviors.
RYC promotes Trauma-Informed Care, providing services with consideration for the trauma that has occurred in clients’ lives so as not to re-traumatize individuals in treatment, maintaining a careful balance between structure and support.
The mission of Residential Youth Care is to advocate for and foster the safety and well-being of youth at risk and their families so they may lead productive lives.