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Boys Town Residential Treatment Center

​​Giving Children Second Chances

Boys Town Residential Treatment Center serves children ages 5 to 17 who have severe behavioral and mental health problems through proven medically directed treatment programs. Since opening in 1995, the Center has provided more than 500,000 days of patient care for more than 4,000 children from more than 30 states across the United States and from several countries. The Center subsidizes the cost of care for 79% of the children admitted to our program.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Boys Town Residential Treatment Center provides medically directed care for children ages 5 to 11 at its Children’s Center and pre-teens and teens ages 12 and up to age 17 at its Adolescent Center who have severe behavioral health problems or mental illness. The Center is licensed as a Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) by the ​state of Nebraska and is ​accredited by The ​Joint Commission.

​Our Program Offers:​

  • Secure, residential treatment for youth and children
  • A secure, therapeutic environment
  • Separate environments and programs for children and adolescents​
  • 24-hour trained professional supervision ​and consultation
  • Medication evaluation and reduction program
  • Integrated mental and physical health care
  • Licensed school with credit recovery program
  • Family centered parent training
  • Aftercare program

About the Children We Serve

The troubled ​children and pre-teens and teens we serve need systematic and professional treatment for their behavioral, emotional and academic problems. The ​problems of these children and adolescents include:

  • Past hospitalizations or unsuccessful outpatient treatment
  • Multiple medications without improvement
  • Combined physical and mental health problems
  • Suicidal thoughts or self-harm
  • Emotional or aggressive outbursts
  • Unresolved trauma, difficulty in school, both with academics and behavior
  • Trouble with the law
  • Inability to remain safe in an unsupervised environment

Because our programs are highly verbal, focusing on awareness and safety, it ​​is not designed ​for youth who have a full IQ below 80, are currently dependent on drugs or alcohol and ​needing ​​​detoxification, ​or have a history ​of sexual perpetration.​

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