B&GH offers a number of therapeutic services aimed at breaking down barriers and helping the youth in our care to reach their full potential.
The recovery of motor-function and reasoning abilities, building of confidence and better socialization skills are a few of the results recreational therapy can provide. Through creative activities such as arts and crafts, animal care, sports, dance and movement, drama, music and community outings, our staff works with each child to achieve desired outcomes. Participation in recreational therapy can improve or maintain physical, mental and emotional wellbeing while reducing depression, stress and anxiety.
Equine Assisted Therapy
B&GH also offers Equine Assisted Therapy. This program is especially valuable to youth who have a history of not responding well to traditional therapy ad those with attachment and bonding issues.
The horses also serve as co-therapists, setting firm boundaries. Students learn empathy and the importance of nurturing and caring for others.
One on one counseling is an integral part of the residential program. Students receive individual help from our licensed therapists and consulting psychiatrists. Additionally, each week an assigned mentor spends time with a students to further the youth’s progress.
Counseling within the cottages helps to support emotional and social functioning changes in residents and, as a result, leads them to behave more positively. Special support groups help provide students with new skills to cope with life’s daily stresses. Many students participate in one or more support groups that deal with the issues such as anger, social anxiety, loss and grief, adoption, communication and compulsive behaviors. The goals of support groups are to build cohesion, generate trust, resolve conflicts and learn new skills.