Randolph Children's Home

Treatment services

Randolph Children’s Home provides an interdisciplinary psychotherapeutic program for youth ages 7-18 who are experiencing behavioral and/or emotional disorders. An individual treatment plan for each child is created by his or her treatment team, which is led by a master’s-level social worker.

  • Specialized services include:
  • Alcohol and substance abuse treatment
  • Attachment formation
  • Treatment of trauma
  • Treatment of mental health disorders
  • Management high-risk behaviors

Social work services include individual, group and family counseling, treatment and/or support.

Specialized groups are provided for special needs, such as anger management or grief & loss.

Psychiatric services include a psychiatric assessment, medication monitoring and diagnostic follow-ups. Psychological services are provided through the on-grounds school program.

Health care services include primary medical care; acute and emergency care; comprehensive physical exams; dental care; vision care, and any specialist care deemed necessary.

Life skills are an integral part of the program. Training occurs in a life skills lab as well as in the apartment program.

Home-like living areas

The modern campus includes seven well maintained living units and three supervised apartments. A health center in the administration building includes two fully equipped hospital-style patient rooms, a lab area and examination room.
Youth eat in the bright and cheery communal dining room, and each living unit also has a kitchenette. Youth may personalize their rooms with pictures, posters and memorabilia.

Campus life

Youth experience a structured schedule of activities that includes school, study time, chores and organized recreation.
Randolph Children’s Home provides a therapeutic community by using “Normative Culture,” which is a way of behaving rather than a set of rules. Adults and youth are expected to behave according to the “norms” of respect, responsibility, safety and goals.
Youth can earn Timber Wolf status by demonstrating this behavior. Timber Wolves enjoy certain privileges, such as using the Timber Wolf Room, and become leaders for the other youth on campus.

Youth learn through exciting activities

At Randolph Children’s Home, youth can change their behaviors through thrilling outdoor activities such as kayaking, skiing, snowshoeing and hiking, and by working with horses.

Family involvement

The family is central to the treatment process. Family members are encouraged to attend all educational and treatment meetings. Social workers are involved with both the youth and the family.
When and how often a youth visits home is determined by treatment and family needs.

Supervision

While youth are awake, there must be at least one staff person to supervise six youth. During sleeping hours, at least one staff person per unit is provided. Additional personnel and on-call availability is maintained during sleeping hours. One-on-one supervision is provided as necessary.

Education

Youth are taught at Randolph Academy, a special act public school located on the grounds of Randolph Home for Children. The academy offers a 12-month academic program. It is staffed by veteran teachers who are dually certified in special education and a content area. The classrooms have either six or eight students with one teacher and one teacher aide. Students can work toward Regents, IEP and GED diplomas. Electives are offered in art, music, computers and technology and there is extensive vocational programming. A transition experience at the local public high school prepares Regents students to return to their home school districts.


New Directions offers a continuum of services including preventive and community-based services, educational services, therapeutic foster care, non-secure detention, supervised independent living, group homes and residential treatment.

Contact:

Ed Krieger
Intake Coordinator
(716) 358-3636, ext. 279
ekrieger@ndyfs.org

Mark Wickerham
Residential Director
(716) 358-3636, ext. 291
mwickerham@ndyfs.org

Anthony Walters, LCSW-R
Admissions Director
(716) 358-3636, ext. 235
twalters@ndyfs.org

356 Main St. ER
Randolph, NY 14772

Web site: www.ndyfs.org

E-mail addresses are the first letter of the person's first name, followed by the last name, with the ending @ndyfs.org
Example: John Smith would be jsmith@ndyfs.org

Therapeutic & Specialized Recreation

These accredited programs provide youth with opportunities to change their behaviors by working with horses or by participating in thrilling outdoor activities such as kayaking, skiing, snowshoeing and hiking.

Adventure Recreation Program

"You can learn more in an hour of play than in a year of conversation." -Plato

Equestrian Program

There's a saying that goes, "There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a person." Riding and caring for a horse can have powerful benefits for the youth in our care.

Horse show 2008

 

Contact:

Ed Krieger
Intake Coordinator
(716) 358-3636, ext. 279
ekrieger@ndyfs.org

Mark Wickerham
Residential Director
(716) 358-3636, ext. 291
mwickerham@ndyfs.org

Anthony Walters, LCSW-R
Admissions Director
(716) 358-3636, ext. 235
twalters@ndyfs.org

356 Main St. ER
Randolph, NY 14772

Web site: www.ndyfs.org

E-mail addresses are the first letter of the person's first name, followed by the last name, with the ending @ndyfs.org
Example: John Smith would be jsmith@ndyfs.org

 

 

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