WHO TYPICALLY PARTNERS WITH COOKSON HILLS?
CHCS places high value on family partnership. The following characteristics describe families looking to partner with CHCS:
- Have a student age 5 to 17 and having difficulty meeting the needs of their student
- Are committed to following a Plan of Care that addresses the needs of the student and family
- Maintain involvement, as able, with the student through visitation and phone calls
- Remain committed to long term placement and allow the student to complete each school year.
CHCS considers students who have at least one of the following criteria for enrollment:
- Lack a safe and stable home environment
- Are living in single parent, adoption, grandparent, or other family member household
- Have experienced abuse, neglect, or other traumatic experiences
- Have low income or live in impoverished circumstances
- Are beginning to make unhealthy behavior choices or poor peer group
- Struggle with school due to home, school, or community issues
UNACCEPTABLE ENROLLMENT CRITERIA
CHCS provides basic care for students who need safety, structure, and stability. CHCS is not able to provide care for the following circumstances:
- Chronic anti-social behavior that leads to serious aggressive behavior, inability to function in school, significant emotional dysregulation, or significant substance use
- Severe psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia, personality disorder, conduct disorder, oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), bipolar disorder, disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD), or intermittent explosive disorder (IED)
- Medical conditions such as epilepsy, diabetes, severe food allergies requiring unique diets, physical disabilities that limit full functioning of programming.
- Severe learning disabilities. (Students need to be able to function on their own in a classroom.)
- Unsafe sexual misconduct, such as a sexual perpetrator, or voyeurism
- Multiple placements in hospitals, inpatient facilities, residential treatment centers, or similar facilities
- Placement in Juvenile Detention