What is This?

Edgewood’s Residential Treatment program is a comprehensive educational and mental health program. This program serves youth who have been unsuccessful in public school due to severe behavioral and mental health issues.

The Residential Treatment program is licensed by the State of California Department of Social Services to provide 24/7 care for children and youth with serious emotional disturbance. We are located on Edgewood’s main campus, on a six-acre ocean view property in the Sunset District of San Francisco. Additional facilities include a library, a gymnasium, outdoor playing fields, two playgrounds and a recreational space for creative and expressive arts.

Our program staff work to achieve the following goals for each youth we serve:

  • Transition youth to a less restrictive school placement where they have greater access to general education and non-disabled peers.
  • Achieve competence in basic academic skills and provide opportunities to meet age-appropriate academic standards
  • Develop youth abilities to advocate for special educational needs
  • Build youth skills in tolerating the demands of more mainstream educational and community settings

What Services do you offer?

Edgewood’s Residential Treatment program operates year-round. We offer a wide range of clinical, medical, and therapeutic services to best meet the unique needs of each child including:

  • Individual, Group, and Family Therapies
  • Hospital Diversion
  • Psychological Testing
  • Social Skills Development
  • Emotional skill development
  • Behavior analysis and behavioral planning
  • Crisis intervention
  • Psychiatric/Medications/Nursing services

We strive to ensure all our services are culturally competent, strengths-based, individualized, and focused on outcomes.

Who is this for?

Residential Treatment helps youth with severe psychiatric difficulties that are not manageable at home, at school or in the wider community.

The program accepts referrals from departments of social service, health, mental health, and probation; juvenile courts; schools; parents; and other mental health facilities, such as hospitals and other placement institutions. Student’s must enter and exit the program through the I.E.P. process.

Children in Edgewood’s Residential Treatment program typically present with a history of extreme and chronic maladaptive behavior patterns including aggression, self-destructive tendencies, extreme fear and anxiety, impulsivity, and withdrawal. Many have histories of multiple treatment failures in outpatient, extended case-management, or other less restrictive settings. Their care requires close staff supervision, ongoing therapeutic intervention, and psychiatric evaluation and monitoring regarding psychotropic medications.

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To learn more about the Residential Treatment Program, please contact:

Michael Clumeck, Intake Director