Youth Residential Treatment Center

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Mountain Valley Child and Family Services’ short-term youth residential treatment center which provides an array of comprehensive services for children with emotional, behavioral, and educational challenges that are severe enough to keep them from functioning in their homes, schools, and communities. Our programs help children overcome struggles which may include various mental health diagnoses, emotional disabilities, behavior disabilities, learning disabilities, or a combination of issues preventing successful functioning in less restrictive settings.

Youth Residential Treatment Center for Boys and Girls

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Our youth residential programs accept boys and girls ages 10 up to 21. The boys’ programs are located on a 900 acre ranch in the Sierra foothills in Nevada City, California, 9.2 miles outside of town. The girls’ programs are located on separate mini-ranch style properties just south of Sacramento, California. Our residential settings have daily schedules, which ensure a consistent and structured foundation for the residents.

Our School & Youth Residential Treatment Center

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Milhous School is certified by the California Department of Education and offers high quality (diploma track) educational services provided by credentialed Education Specialists. Our teachers implement and manage Personalized Individual Education Plans and Behavior Intervention Plans, and teach general education curriculum that meets Common Core State Standards.

  • Certified by California Department of Education (CDE)
  • Accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
  • California Credentialed Teachers
  • Student aides in each classroom
  • 8 -12 students per classroom
  • 3 to 1 student to faculty ratio
  • Speech pathologists and occupational therapists available
  • Credit recovery opportunities
  • Outdoor problem-based learning
  • Para professionals supporting our teachers

Activities Available at our Youth Residential Treatment Center

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During their stay at Mountain Valley, students are presented with opportunities to participate in a variety of activities and vocational projects. Our approach to learning and healing is trauma informed, collaborative and fun. All of our students have access to a variety of animals to enhance their learning. We encourage students to get outside the classroom and engage their interests in academics through a wide variety of experience-based lessons. Learning opportunities include:

  • Animal Care
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Gardening
  • Welding
  • Ceramics
  • Woodworking
  • Indoor climbing
  • Horse and animal programs

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