Starr Early Intervention & Prevention Programs
For information on any of the following programs, please call 800.837.5591 or email email@example.com.
The Day Treatment program provides supervision and treatment for boys and girls who have been adjudicated. This program is under contract with the Calhoun County Juvenile Court. Referrals must come through a court order from a judge or referee. Supervision is provided during and after school hours, seven days per week. This is a community-based program that is intended to prevent repeat offenses and out-of-home placement. Children receive treatment through group meetings and positive peer culture treatment on a daily basis.
When it comes to troubled kids, harsh punishment isn't necessarily the answer. Starr Battle Creek's Juvenile Diversion Program (JDP) allows nonviolent first-time offenders to avoid making the same mistakes while improving in areas where they have struggled, both academically and behaviorally. JDP was created as a positive alternative to formal court processing, providing an opportunity for rehabilitative and educational programming instead of prosecution. The 12-week program takes troubled kids through a step-by-step improvement process, teaching self-awareness, respect for others, goal setting, anger management, communication, employment skills and more. The program now operates from the Starr Battle Creek location at 155 Garfield Ave. in Battle Creek, Michigan.
At the Suspension Center, students are provided with a supervised academic setting where they can continue their school assignments while on suspension. The length of stay can very from two days to an entire school year, depending on each student's circumstances. The Suspension Center now operates from 8:00am - 3:00pm, Monday through Friday from the Starr Battle Creek location at 155 Garfield Ave. in Battle Creek, Michigan.
When a child is motivated to succeed academically, he or she needs as much support as possible. Starr Battle Creek's Credit Enhancement Program allows students to take extra credits and courses that may not be offered at their school using Education 2020 programming, a comprehensive online courseware system. While in our supportive learning environment and guided by a certified teacher, students complete their coursework online. It's convenient, self-guided and provides students with greatly expanded learning opportunities. The Credit Enhancement Program now operates from the Starr Battle Creek location at 155 Garfield Ave. in Battle Creek, Michigan.
Click here to view the Day Treatment, Juvenile Diversion, Suspension Center and Credit Enhancement program flyer
The Mental Health program provides children, ages 4 to 17, with therapeutic ways of addressing their psychological issues and learning to cope with their situations. The goal of this community-based program is to reduce the need for out-of-home placement.
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MyPlace offers teens that are not ready to live completely on their own, a place to transition from their present home environment, residential care, or foster home. It is an independent living program through Starr Columbus. Boys and girls ages 16-18 live in fully furnished, individual apartments and have access to attend school and/or their part-time job. The goal of this program is to create self-sufficient adults that can function in the outside world. Goals include maintaining a job, progressing in or graduating from school, opening a bank account, and budgeting. Referring agencies contact Starr for candidates.
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RTRS is a community-based program for 12-18 year old adjudicated males in Detroit. The program provides intensive therapy to address committing offense, victim empathy and problem solving skills.
This strength-based, peer-group program helps young people address their offenses. Skilled counselors work with them to acquire rewarding life skills, an understanding of their emotions, and the ability to build more positive social relationships.
Click here to view the New Boundaries (RTRS) program flyer
SIL is a service provided to children between the ages of 16-20 under a contract with the Department of Human Services. The goal is to help children make the transition to independence which includes addressing the areas of education, employment, and housing. All SIL students must live in non-residential, community-based placement approved by the referring CMO or FIA representative.
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Foster Care is for children between the ages of 0-18 who have been removed from their families because of abuse or neglect. Whether children are temporary or permanent wards of the state, county or court, placement counselors make sure children have secure places with caring foster parents.
The end goal is to reunite families whenever possible, but if not, Starr supervises children through to permanent placement. The key to success is doing more than placement. Starr works with families to change values, and works with kids to repair the damages from abuse and neglect.
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The Youth Assistance Program will embody an exciting paradigm that dares to imagine and create new possibilities for our youth to help them build their confidence, self-esteem and academic performance. Additionally, we will help youth better understand negative peer interactions, social issues, family issues, pressure to engage in premature sexual activity, teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, truancy from school and/or home, domestic violence and other violent behaviors.
Click here if you think your child could benefit from the Youth Assistance Program
Click here to view the Youth Assistance Program (YAP) program flyer
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