Residential Treatment Facility (RTF)
The Children's Home of Reading is dedicated to providing trauma informed care approaches to healing. As such, clients are viewed as people who are likely to have histories of physical and sexual abuse and other types of trauma-inducing experiences, and this often leads to mental health and other types of co-occurring disorders. Our treatment approaches are based on an understanding of the vulnerabilities or triggers of trauma survivors so that our services are more supportive and avoid re-traumatization. Our services recognize the consumer’s need to be respected, informed, connected, and hopeful regarding their own recovery; the interrelation between trauma and symptoms of trauma (e.g. depression, anxiety, etc.); and the need to work in a collaborative way with clients (and also with family and support people of the consumer) and with other human services agencies in a manner that will empower clients. The philosophy of CHOR Services RTF is based on the belief that adolescents with behavior and psychiatric disorders should be treated in the least restrictive environment. Therefore, only those adolescents who have continued to exhibit behavioral deterioration despite receiving less restrictive treatment and who are in need of a structured, therapeutic environment will be admitted to the RTF. The CHOR is committed to providing youth with an RTF continuum of care, providing treatment and support services to youth with acute mental and behavioral health disorders as well as transitional services to youth who evidence readiness for community integration and independent living skills.