Children's Village Parent Guide Residential Treatment
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Children's Village Parent Guide Residential Treatment

Location: BTS, Bravo, Aim, Delta, New Beginnings Buildings and TAG
(BTS, Bravo, Aim and Delta = Boys, New Beginnings and TAG = Girls), 10-18 years old

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Residential Program
Residential treatment is a longterm program in a non-secure setting.


How long will my child be in the residential treatment program?

Your child has been placed in residential treatment by the court. The length of stay is determined by how long it takes for your child’s individual progress. The average length of stay in Buildings B and C is 6 months, D and G is 9 months. Only the court can approve the release of your child.

• Paperwork: Fill out paperwork for consent for any treatment and/or medication.
• Court/Hearings: Parents are responsible for transporting their child to all court hearings and appointments.
• Visitation: Visit your child regularly
• Support: Ask about parent education classes to help you to help your child
• Cost: Call the Family Court “Reimbursement Division” at 248-858-0500 if you have questions about the cost.

Services Provided
• Counseling services
• Medical and dental services
• Structured daily living
• Healthy meals and snacks
• Non-denominational religious services
• Public school services provided on campus

Rules to Visit
Wednesdays 6:30 to 8:00 pm & Sundays 3:30 to 4:30 pm

• Only approved people can visit such as parents, stepparents and legal guardians
• Visitors must be over 21 years old
• You must show a picture ID (driver’s license, State ID or passport). Contact the Case Manager before you come to visit if you do not have ID
• Babies and/or children are NOT allowed

How you can help as a parent
You can support your child by helping him/her with the following:

• Case Manager/Clinician: Work with the Case Manager assigned to you and your family
• No cell phones, purses
• or briefcases
• No food, snacks, candy,
• gum or drinks
• No weapons of any kind
• No smoking
• Hats and coats are not allowed in the visitation area.
• If you are suspected of being under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol you will be asked to leave
• Do not talk to other residents while visiting your child


Visitors Dress Code:

• NO bare belly or back
• NO tube tops, bathing suits, see-through clothes or low cut tops
• NO too short skirts/shorts
• NO skirts/pants exposing your behind
• NO foul language, gang related, sexually explicit, drug or alcohol related writing or pictures on clothes
You must follow the rules when visiting your child

Can I write my child?

• Youth can send/receive mail
• Youth cannot receive anything in the mail other than letters and approved photos
• Mail is closely monitored and for security reasons; letters and packages cannot be hand delivered.
• Address mail to: Resident’s Name,
“_” Building, Oakland County Children’s Village
1200 N. Telegraph, Dept. 444,
Pontiac, MI 48348


What can I bring my child?

• Only prescription medicine and approved over the counter medicine
• Prescription eyeglasses and/or contacts
• Tampons. A parent consent form must be signed
• Residents in “G” Building are allowed five pieces of makeup - No glass containers or jars
• Your child’s Case Manager will tell you what kind and the number of clothes & toiletries you can bring. An up-to-date clothing list will be kept on file.
• One soft cover religious book

Can I call my child?

• You can not call your child directly
• Youth are allowed to make outgoing phone calls with Case Manager approval
• The Case Manager will monitor the approved phone list for each youth