About Us

Purpose, Methods, and Goals


Clear View Treatment Center (CVTC) is a 24-hour, in home treatment program that focuses on preparing children for placement in the community. The rural setting provides clean air, recreational activities, and a healthy, small town alternative to the negative environment often associated with cities, We believe that this, in conjunction with a highly structured, reality based, residential and vocational treatment program will help children who have a personal or family history of substance abuse and who may be diagnosed as emotionally disturbed to develop a more positive self-image and mental state; qualities that they can take to future placements.

Upon intake, each client will be given an assessment of educational and vocational functioning, and a comprehensive inventory of social and living skills. Long term goals and milestones will be set to improve their functioning in these areas.

Each client's progress will be measured by skill evaluation, measurement against milestones, activities of daily living, progress toward GED/Diploma, job skills, and progress in individual and group therapy. This will be measured weekly by our level system, reviewed in team meeting, and comprehensively reviewed and adjusted quarterly by Social Worker. A psychiatrist will review each client for medication reviews, if appropriate.

Recovery from Substance Abuse


Many children in foster care have been impacted by substance abuse. Treating this disease requires intensive treatment with 12-step work, Narcotics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous, or other 12-step program, group processing of recovery issues, morning and evening meditation, and journaling. Critical to the long-term success of the children is to involve their family in parent education, and integrating the child Into the larger recovery community to provide follow-up, support, and a sponsor to guide them through the on-going recovery process.

Vocational Training


In order to sustain himself after leaving the program, each client will participate in ongoing job training, This begins with in-house pre-vocational training and paid chores, then progresses to off-grounds jobs. Pre-vocational skills include learning how to follow Instructions, prioritize tasks, and receive feedback. On-site vocational activities include using our on-site workshop to learn skills In construction, auto-body, auto mechanics, and woodworking.

Social Skills


Each client will learn positive social skills, including how to give and receive feedback, introduce yourself, and accept a compliment based on the Boys' Town Basic Skills Development Program. They will be surrounded by a positive peer culture, emphasizing individual responsibility for the positive behavior of the group. If there is a negative element, each youth is responsible for doing his part to improve the situation. They also will have regular activities to improve self-esteem and provide behavior modification.

Educational Services


To be successful in life, a high school diploma is essential to both a child's self-esteem, and his ability to secure employment, This goal will be incorporated in the behavior modification system. Additional services will be used as required, such as in-house or contracted tutoring, study sessions at the local high school, or a resource in the community, such as the PAL center.



Planned Activities/Use of Community Resources


Children need to learn that positive behavior gets positive results. This is true in social, educational, and vocational settings. All privileges at CVTC will be contingent on positive behavior. These will include both in-house and off-grounds activities.

Indoor Activities

When indoor activities are occurring, such as study time, table games, resume preparation, the staff will be in the general area of the clients providing either direct or indirect supervision depending on the level of each client, and the behavior of the group. It would be acceptable, for example for a staff member to be in either the living room or the kitchen while the clients were in the dining room doing study time. In both of those areas, the staff have the ability to provide visual and auditory monitoring of the clients' behavior without being in the immediate area. It would not be acceptable for the staff to be working outside, or reorganizing in the shed while the clients were doing study time, If the behavior or escalation level of the clients indicates a need for higher supervision, then the staff will provide that, as provided for in the level system, and the emergency intervention plan. In house activities include activities such as dally living skills (hygiene, room cleaning, chores), academic growth (study hall, home-study), job training (mock interviews, completing practice applications), recreation, arts and crafts, and table games.

Outdoor Activities

When outdoor activities are occurring, such as softball, hiking, or mountain biking, staff will be in the general area of the clients providing either direct or Indirect supervision depending on the level of each client, and the behavior of the group, It would be acceptable, for example for a staff member to be at the edge of a field watching the clients playing softball, while not actively on the field. It would not be acceptable for the staff to be on the other side of a building where they could not see the clients. We believe that it is beneficial and therapeutic for staff to be involved in as many of these activities with the clients, not just supervising, However, there are some situations where staff may have to sit and counsel a child who is struggling with giving up, or other reasons. Staff are not required to stop the activity for all clients, as long as they can adequately supervise the remaining clients while counseling the individual client. Of course, if this is not possible, then the activity should be ended, the group should return to the facility, and process the situation there. If this proves impossible, or impractical, then the staff should contact a supervisor for assistance or guidance.

Examples of outdoor activities include outdoor sports, learning basic maintenance skills, including landscaping, grounds, physical plant and actual off grounds work experience. Weekend activities include hiking, fishing, vocational training, community volunteer activities, and work training.

Individual Activities

Individual activities for the children will occur In the facility with staff monitoring and assistance, as outlined above. Examples of these types of activities include individual therapy, 12-step work, homework, reading, tutoring, journal writing, mock job interviews, or goal setting. These may be related to individual treatment goals, educational issues, or other topics.

Group Activities

Group activities will occur on or off grounds with staff monitoring and assistance, as outlined above. These will be designed to teach recovery, social, educational or vocational skills and include hiking, basic construction, anger management groups, relapse prevention, drug education, ILP classes, volunteer work at local charities, or therapeutic groups. All clients will be expected and encouraged to participate in group activities.



Educational Programs Used


Educational services will be provided by the public school system, special education department, and resource centers such as ACES computer training program, which helps clients to prepare for the GED exam. Clients will be placed in the educational setting that will best meet their needs, Tutoring will be available by staff and school tutors If needed, Clear View has no on-grounds school.

Special Services/Programs Offered


Substance abuse counseling is available for children with substance abuse issues. On-staff counselors with drug and alcohol counselor certification provide individual and group processing, anger management, co-dependency education, and relapse prevention, Meetings at local 12-step programs are available 4-5 days per week, Journaling, mentoring, step-work (workbook based recovery material), and individual and group processing will be used daily. Parent education classes are held monthly, These programs are funded through the program funds, and using local 12-step programs, which are volunteer based.

CVTC provides both pre-vocational and educational training. Pre-vocational training will be accomplished through on-grounds training (completing job applications, following instructions, mock interviews) and off grounds practical application. This will be through the US Department of Forestry's Children's Forest, and through licensed construction contraclors, (H&E enterprises).

When the vocational training is indicated in a client's needs and services plan, the on-grounds prevocational training will occur at ieast 1 time per week, for at least a 45-minute session, They will be taught by the licensee, administrator, or their designee. The eventual goa^ of these groups is to help the clients prepare for obtaining a semi-skilled job. This is accomplished by increasing skills, and identifying aptitudes and interests. To assess these issues, we use the resources at the PAL center, the local continuation school (Mary Tone Continuation) and the local community college (Valley College.) By visiting with the guidance counselors, taking computer-based skills assessment tests, and consulting with local employers, a plan for each client's vocational plan will be made, This plan may be directing the vocational planning toward construction, inventory, or other semi-skilled jobs. The plan may also include mock interviews, informational interviews, or on-site observation with actual employers in the community.

This program will be included in the regular services offered in the program. If additional services are required in the future, additional sources of funding will be sought out to expand this area of the program.

Educational support may involve contract tutoring, or self paced learning with staff assistance.

The goal for these services is to help the children become self-sufficient after leaving our program.



Sample Daily Activity Schedule


CVTC is in operation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We provide 24 hour residential treatment for children.

The basic schedule for the program is:

Time
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
6a

Wakeup
Wakeup
Wakeup
Wakeup
Wakeup

6:30

Mediation/
Breakfast
Mediation/
Breakfast
Mediation/
Breakfast
Mediation/
Breakfast
Mediation/
Breakfast

7a-2:30p
(9a)

Church/Outing
School
School
School
School
School
Outing
2:30-3:30
Outing
Study Time/ rec
Study Tlme/rec
Study Tlme/rec
Study Tlme/rec
Study Time/rec
Outing
4p
Outing
Snack
Snack
Snack
Snack
Snack
Outing
4:30
Outing
Anger
Mangement
Group

Substance
Abuse
Group
House Meeting
12-StepWork
Living Skills
Outing
5:30
Dinner
Prep
Dinner
Prep
Dinner
Prep
Dinner
Prep
Dinner
Prep
Dinner
Prep
Dinner
Prep
6p
Dinner
Dinner
Dinner
Dinner
Dinner
Dinner
Dinner
6:30-7p
Chores
Chores
Chores
Chores
Chores
Chores
Chores
7:p-9p
NA
Meeting
NA
Meeting
AA
Meeting
NA
Meeting
NA
Meeting
NA
Meeting

9p
Bedtime
Lower
Levels

Bedtime
Lower
Levels

Bedtime
Lower
Levels

Bedtime
Lower
Levels

Bedtime
Lower
Levels

Bedtime
Lower
Levels

Bedtime
Lower
Levels

9:30
Bedtime
level 3
Bedtime
level 3
Bedtime
level 3
Bedtime
level 3
Bedtime
level 3
Bedtime
level 3
Bedtime
level 3
10p
Bedtime
highest
levels

Bedtime
highest
levels
Bedtime
highest
levels

Bedtime
highest
levels
Bedtime
highest
levels
Bedtime
highest
levels

Bedtime
highest
levels