Residential Programs – Residential Child Care Facility

Denver Residential Child Care FacilityThe Residential Child Care Facility (RCCF) Program works with males, ages 10 – 18, who are non-adjudicated, adjudicated, or committed. The RCCF program strives to make improvements on drug and alcohol, gang, family, offense specific, mental health and/or delinquent issues through increased structure, individual treatment planning, skill building, and cognitive behavioral interventions. It provides:

  • Family reunification and emancipation
  • Group, family and individual therapy
  • Time-limited, tracked treatment which permits prompt step down services
  • In-home family therapy during placement and aftercare
  • Education services
  • Seamless transitional services available following placement


  • Youth are best served within the family context
  • Strengths based programs enhance functioning and recognize progress
  • Residential treatment should be brief and provide youth and families opportunities to utilize new skills
  • Successful treatment outcomes require full participation of all involved parties
  • Relapses and setbacks are not seen as failures, rather as opportunities for additional skill development
  • Seamless services provide timely and cost effective step-down treatment options
  • Successful treatment must replicate rules, values, and consequences of society
  • Youth benefit from a consistent, predictable environment
  • Successful programs stress outcome evaluations and continuous improvement

Residential Treatment Practices

  • Interventions based on proven research to include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Aggression Replacement Training, Restorative Justice, Botvin Life Skills Training, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Weekly in-home family therapy
  • Level system to reward positive behaviors


  • Replace anti-social attitudes and values with a sense of empathy and responsibility for one’s own behaviors
  • Teach youth to identify positive peer associates, cooperate with others, and follow rules of home and society
  • Correct thinking errors to produce law abiding behavior and positive decision making
  • Teach and practice interpersonal skills to maintain the youth in his home
  • Empower parents to fulfill their parental roles in order to promote continued success after discharge

Specialized Treatment Interventions

Drug and Alcohol Interventions

  • Assessment, education, and treatment services
  • Urinalysis screening
  • Office of Behavioral Health approved drug and alcohol programming
  • CAC certified supervisors and therapists
  • Relapse prevention focus
  • Motivational Interviewing techniques

Trauma Focused Interventions

  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Alternative for Families Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT)
  • Assessment throughout treatment to measure trauma symptoms
  • Utilize identified caregivers and treatment team to support trauma informed approach with youth

Sexual Abuse Intervention

  • Intensive treatment for adjudicated and non-adjudicated youth with problem sexual behaviors
  • SOMB approved treatment providers facilitate individual and family therapy
  • Utilize psychosexual and polygraph evaluations to inform treatment
  • Group therapy
  • Informed Supervision training
  • Supports a victim-centered approach
  • Emphasize accountability and community safety

For more information contact: Beth Humphrey, 303-225-4041