Clinical Values

  • Believing that that every person is sacred and the subject of human dignity
  • Empowering each child and family by giving them the ownership in their planning process and their long-term outcomes
  • Providing opportunities for personal development of his/her physical, emotional, behavioral, spiritual and intellectual abilities
  • Providing individualized counseling with sensitivity to each youth’s unique situation and heritage
  • Providing a safe, secure, home-like environment, with attention to his/her individual needs
  • Using behavioral-based interventions, which build upon his/her individual strengths and unique characteristics
  • Strengthening family relationships though supportive counseling
  • Developing positive attitude towards authority, school and learning

Every child assigned to Pathways Adolescent Center’s Residential Program is assigned a Child Care Coordinator.  The Child Care Coordinator meets with the child, family and referring agency within 30 days of admission to develop an Individual Service Plan (ISP) with specific short-term and long-term goals.  Throughout the length of stay, the Child Care Coordinator functions as an advocate to the child, a liaison to the family, and a link to community referral teams and resources.


Individualized Service Plan

Every child admitted to Pathways Adolescent Center has an ISP.  The ISP is developed to address the child’s unique strengths and weaknesses, issues and problems, and short-term and long-term goals and objectives.  The child, parents, family members, and all Child Care Coordinators participate in the ISP process.


Psychological Evaluations

Every child admitted to Pathways Adolescent Center will have a psychological evaluation to aid in the ISP process.  The psychologist will meet with the child and consult with staff to provide a diagnosis and to make the appropriate recommendations.  The psychologist will also have case consultations with the assigned therapist as needed.