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Problem Behaviors

Children are admitted to the Boys Town Residential Treatment Center because they have serious behavioral and mental health issues that require immediate attention and full-time supervision, in a secure and safe environment.

Common behavioral problems include:

  • History of school failures
  • Physical or sexual abuse
  • Problems with authority
  • Poor peer relationships
  • Aggression
  • Self-Injury
  • Property damage
  • At-risk for psychiatric hospitalization

Our goal is to successfully reunite families, as quickly as possible. We encourage parents and families to take an active role in their child’s treatment plan and work directly with our medical team to provide the best outcome for their child.

Because of our on-site nursing coverage 24-hours a day, and access to Boys Town Health Care, our Center is able to consider children with co-existing medical conditions and certain medical complications that may prohibit their admission to many programs across the country.

Because our program is highly verbal, focusing on awareness and safety, it is not designed for youth who have the following issues:

  • ​​Full scale IQ below 80
  • Currently dependent on drugs or alcohol and needing detoxification
  • Have a history of sexual perpetration