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Perkins approaches work with children and adolescents from a developmental perspective which recognizes the importance of the whole individual—physically, socially, emotionally, and intellectually. We believe that successful treatment supports individuals in developing strong social competencies and academic abilities so that they can make good choices, develop self-control, and engage in meaningful social relationships.

We believe that success rests on children and families building personal strengths and resources, mobilizing competencies, and identifying viable resources. When this happens, individuals are ready to complete treatment and return to their families and communities.

What sets Perkins apart is our commitment to consistent application of recognized evidence-based practices that have demonstrated success in the areas of social and emotional development, and academic instruction.

Our belief in fostering a treatment environment based on the principles of trauma-informed care, as well as our strong organizational efforts to eliminate restraint and seclusion, reinforce a treatment culture sensitive to the needs of our residents and students.

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