Family Style Residential Programs

Family Style residential programs recreate a home-like environment, typically admitting no more than a dozen adolescents at one time. Along with the nurturing setting – and the opportunity to be away from family and peer pressure at home—teens usually progress to attending school in the local community and are expected to participate in outdoor activities including recreational camping, farming or ranching.

In many home-based programs, teens are also encouraged to do volunteer work and to choose an extra-curricular activity to engage in through their school, such as athletics or a club.

Some family-style programs are a good deal of clinical work, while others are more focused on "working hard and playing hard."

Length of stay is typically one to two years.