Who We Are

Southern California Treatment Programs (SCTP) has been serving youth from Child Welfare, Social Services, and and probation systems around Los Angeles and Orange County since 2012. Our nine CARF-accredited group homes, all of which are licensed Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Programs, provide a safe and nurturing environment in which the youth can learn, grow, and develop strong ties with their local community. SCTP utilizes a community-centered approach, enabling our youth to attend school, hold a job, volunteer, and engage in community projects.

What Our Homes Offer

SCTP offers a range of services intended to treat our clients as unique and complex individuals. Our holistic approach incorporates several forms of therapy, skills development, and community involvement, all of which prepare our clients for a rewarding and meaningful future as an active member of their community.

Our homes take seriously the importance of inclusivity and make sure that each youth feels welcomed and accepted. All of our homes are open to youth from the LGBTQ community, and many are gender-specific to cultivate a more intimate and comfortable environment for our clients. With a 1:3 staff-to-client ratio and a six-person limit to each home, our highly experienced and compassionate staff can better tend to the needs of each individual.

Practice Models & Interventions

In order to develop the most effective gender-specific program, STCP utilizes practice models including strengths-based, positive child development, social learning theory, cognitive-behavioral, and trauma-responsive approaches. 

Our specific evidence-based and trauma-informed interventions include Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), Seeking Safety (SS), Functional Family Therapy (FFT), Motivational Interviewing and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). 

Throughout the youth's treatment at SCTP, and through the prescription of trauma-informed interventions, the clinical staff shall identify and observe positive behaviors, including (but not limited to) increase in problem-solving, coping and social skills as well as a reduction in trauma symptomology (e.g., nightmares, re-enactments) and a reduction in aggression toward others, self-harming behaviors, anxiety and/or depression.

SCTP services

Case Management

  • • holistic assessment of individual needs
  • • service coordination
  • • continuous support from staff and therapists
  • • an individual, client-centered approach

Mental Health & Treatment Services

  • • individual and group therapy
  • • family therapy
  • • behavioral modification support
  • • CSEC prevention and intervention
  • • substance abuse treatment

Nurturing Support System

  • • home-like setting
  • • caring, responsive, and compassionate staff
  • • family visitation and reunification

Independent Living

  • • resumé-building
  • • career readiness coaching
  • • real-life application of independent living skills (e.g. grocery shopping and budgeting)
  • • Independent Living Schools group

Health Services

  • • medication management
  • • access to medical services offered within the local community
  • • on-staff LPN
  • • on-staff doctor to assist with medication