Career Technical Educational
At Mid-Atlantic Youth Services, Corp. (MAYS), psychiatric services will be provided by a PA licensed psychiatrist. The psychiatrist will
perform psychiatric evaluations when deemed appropriate and will provide written reports to the facility in a timely manner.
The psychiatrist will monitor and evaluate youth on psychotropic medications on a monthly basis.
Individual Therapy Sessions
Individual therapy will be formally provided for 1 hour every 7 days. The provision of additional
sessions is at the discretion of the primary therapist. Informal individual counseling and therapy will occur on a daily basis.
Each resident will attend a minimum of 2 hours of group therapy every 7 days. Therapy group will
focus on treatment issues affecting all group members. These groups will be trauma based and facilitated by a master level therapist
and/or licensed psychologist.
Staff will facilitate educational groups/seminars at least 5 times per week. The groups will focus on
issues related to D&A use/prevention, life skills, anger management, problem solving, etc.
Psychological services will be provided by a PA licensed psychologist. The psychologist will conduct
psychological testing, educational in-service training for staff members, and individual case consultations and counseling for youth.
Mental Health Services
MAYS will employ master level therapists to provide individual and group therapy to youth.
MAYS therapists will be provided with training on mental health, sexual abuse, gender specific, drug and alcohol, etc.
issues and interventions. MAYS will also employ a psychologist to provide clinical supervision to the therapists.
Drug and Alcohol Services
All youth will receive substance abuse screening upon admission to the program. Drug and alcohol treatment
and education will be provided by certified addiction counselors employed by MAYS or through a contract with local drug and alcohol treatment
providers. In addition, AA and NA will be provided on-site by members of AA/NA. Substance abuse educational services will be
provided in accordance with the Hazeldon Program Standards.
MAYS utilizes therapeutic interventions to assist and support youths experiencing emotional and behavioral problems.
Therapeutic interventions utilized within the program primarily consist of non-verbal and verbal interventions. In most cases, this level of intervention is
sufficient in preventing behavior that is disruptive and potentially dangerous to the youth and others. The overwhelming majority of interventions related to
problematic and disruptive behaviors are verbal and non-verbal. However, in severe cases, physical interventions are utilized to prevent a youth from injuring
themselves or others. Physical therapeutic interventions are used as a last resort and only after non-verbal and verbal interventions failed or are unable to be applied.
The priority of physical therapeutic interventions is to safely control the youth who has temporarily lost control of their behavior.