Visitation Exchange Center (VEC)
The VEC is a service offered to community members and MTP families alike. The purpose of the VEC is to provide safe and healthy interactive environments for parents and children to have visits or custodial exchanges. The families are provided a structured setting for a professionally monitored visit between the child(ren) and adult(s) with visitation rights. The VEC may also provide guidance to those adults who may need assistance in parenting and communication skills. Visits or Exchanges are scheduled by appointment during VEC hours. There is a fee for VEC exchanges and monitored visits. For more information, please call 320-587-9740 and leave a message and someone will return your call during VEC business hours.
MTP Counselors offer ongoing support to children and families during the transition from a structured group home environment to home or alternative placement. Anticipated level of contact needed will be determined on an individual basis.
MTP Counselors gradually decrease involvement over a three (3) month period. By the end of this period, the participant and his/her family will move on using the skills and knowledge they have acquired through aftercare visits and involvement.
Parent Support Group
McLeod Treatment Programs, Inc. (MTP) offers a Parent Support Group. The group is for parents of children in the community as well as parents with children in a group home setting. The group is facilitated by MTP Program Staff.
Raising children is a tough job and can be very stressful. This group introduces new ideas for parents and different approaches for dealing with children. As group dynamics change over the six week period, new relationships may be formed. The parents and facilitators in the group often become a support system outside of family and friends. The information shared in group is confidential, and must stay between the members of the group and the facilitators.
Parents must register prior to the beginning of the first meeting. A fee has been established for this group to cover costs of facilitation and materials. Meeting dates, times, and place are available by calling (320)587-9790.
MTP contracts for these services with very competent local providers. Psychologists are available for psychological consultation, testing, evaluation, and diagnosis. There is an additional fee for these services. All providers accept medical assistance and private insurance. Services are contracted as recommended by the treatment team and as designated by the treatment contract.
MTP contracts for these services with very competent local providers. Psychiatrists are available for psychiatric consultation, evaluation, diagnosis and medication management. There is an additional fee for these services. All providers accept medical assistance and private insurance. Services are contracted as recommended by the treatment team and as designated by the treatment contract.
Individual, Group, and Family Therapy
Therapy is available to all residents of MTP and their families and is an integral part of all therapeutic programming. MTP contracts for these services with very competent local providers. Therapy is provided by Licensed Mental Health Professionals and Practitioners. Individual therapy is based on cognitive, behavioral, developmental, and psychodynamic theories. Group therapy focuses on powerful topics such as anger management, self-esteem, relationships, personal growth, abuse issues, family issues, abandonment/rejection, placement and permanency issues, safety and self-protection, and recognition and healthy expression of feelings. Family therapy is crucial to a child's success upon returning home. Residents who are unable to return home may attend family therapy with their foster or adoptive parents or other identified caregiver. Families who are unable to travel to the facility for family therapy will be set up with a Family Therapist in close proximity to their homes and sessions will occur during home visits. Therapy services are scheduled as recommended by the treatment team and as designated by the treatment contract. There is an additional fee for these services. All providers accept medical assistance and private insurance.
Family Assessment Services
Family assessment is available to all residents of MTP and their families and is recommended to occur in the first forty-five days of placement. Assessments are completed by a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and include assessment on family developmental history, family communication, family dynamics, family composition, family functioning, family environment and parenting profiles/styles. The assessment includes a summary and recommendations. The intent of the family assessment is to allow MTP to gain a clear understanding on what is going on in the family. Although MTP is a placement resource for children in need of residential care and the child is the identified patient, it is crucial that family difficulties and dynamics are known as the child is often a product of those difficulties and dynamics. Also, the child in placement is often going to be returning home following completion of the program and successful discharge. MTP contracts for these services with very competent local providers. Family assessments are requested through the MTP placement agreement. There is an additional fee for a family assessment.
Individual Behavior Manager (IBM)
On occasion, a child in placement at an MTP facility requires constant and consistent one-on-one staff attention, supervision and behavior management. This requires an additional staff over and above MTP's normal staffing pattern. While necessary in some instances, the additional staff member is costly and cannot be supported by the regular per diem.
An IBM is assigned to address a child's need of intensive supervision. The IBM is a service intended to discourage failed and/or multiple placements for children in need of temporary, intensive supervision and behavior management. IBM services are contracted with the placing county on a per county/per child basis. Time lines, hours of service, and specific responsibilities are defined as part of the IBM contract. The fee for IBM services is billed per contact hour.
Resident Education Services
McLeod Treatment Programs (MTP) residents are offered a variety of educational placements and programming options sponsored by the Hutchinson School District. Program selections for individual students strive to respect each students diversity and individuality with flexibility to determine and meet individual student needs.
If, upon entry to an MTP program, residents have no history of behavioral or academic school problems, they are enrolled in the mainstream school setting with close monitoring of their progress. Mainstream elementary, middle school, and high school settings are utilized in Hutchinson.
Students who have experienced prior behavioral or academic difficulties and/or have been qualified for special education services may be placed in the "Cornerstone" program located in Hutchinson or in a special education setting best meeting the student's needs in one of the public school settings. All of these programs are geared toward assessment, observation, planning, and transition to less restrictive learning environments. Transitional programming may include such services as full or part-time mainstreaming, work study, and post secondary options. The decision to enroll a student into a particular program is a team process involving the student's home school district, school program staff, group home staff, parents and other outside services that are involved with the student such as social services or probation.
Initially, the majority of the residents are not mainstreamed and require level 5 programs. Most residents are gradually mainstreamed through the Hutchinson School District. Fees for educational services are billed by the school district to the child's home school district.
Adolescent Chemical Dependency Outpatient Treatment
Adolescent chemical dependency outpatient treatment services are provided by the Recovery Resources in Winsted, MN. Adolescents ages 14-17 attend evening sessions to address specific chemical dependency issues. Collaborative staffings are held on a monthly basis to discuss progress and treatment planning. Adolescents enrolled in outpatient treatment reside at MTP homes and receive educational services in the community. There is an additional fee for outpatient services that may be covered by private insurance or Rule 24 funds. Consolidated Chemical Dependency Treatment Funds may be available to cover the costs of MTP board and care as well as outpatient treatment.
For additional information regarding the above services please call or write:
McLeod Treatment Programs, Inc.
P.O. Box 364
Hutchinson, MN 55350