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Posted June 9, 2003 

Glenwood, Inc.
Birmingham, Alabama
Lee Yount, President
(205) 969-2880

Glenwood, Inc., incorporated in 1974 as a non profit organization for the purpose of “educating and treating individuals who are emotionally disturbed, mentally ill, and those diagnosed with autism.” Glenwood provides behavioral health care and educational services in the least restrictive setting that are “responsive and complimentary to a continuum of care for persons with unique mental health disorders.” They also promote research in these specialized areas. Their treatment and education services include: assessment and diagnostic services; consultation and training; family support services; wilderness therapeutic camping; and education, day treatment and residential services for children and adolescents.

Glenwood’s Wilderness Program involves year-round therapeutic camping as a residential alternative for emotionally conflicted boys. They must be between the ages of 11 to 17, physically capable of participating in normal camp routines, willing to make a commitment to camp and capable of formulating treatment goals. In the midst of 363 acres of woods, lakes and wildlife, counselors serve as role models and teachers, encouraging individual and group responsibility through positive peer pressure. Additionally, a consulting psychiatrist, licensed psychologist, recreational therapist, and speech and language therapists provide specific assessments and intervention.

The Crisis Behavioral Treatment Unit at Glenwood is a highly structured 6-bed residential program offering up to thirty days of treatment for adolescents ages 7 to 17 who would benefit from a structured stabilization setting in order to prevent a more restrictive level of care.

Glenwood also has the Daniel House Program, which works with severely emotionally disturbed (SED) children ages 6 to 12 who stay from nine to eighteen months. It offers a homelike setting where trained counselors, educators and therapists prepare children for return to their homes, substitute families, or to less restrictive group living situations.

Glenwood also has the McDonough and Reynolds houses for youth between the ages of 5 and 21 who are developmentally disabled or severely emotionally disturbed, including those with pervasive developmental disorder and autism. Groups are limited in size to no more than six residents and a minimum of two staff members who provide 24-hour care using a “consistent, non-aversive approach.”

Glenwood provides an array of diagnostic, psychosocial, educational, and family assessment services for developmentally delayed, mentally ill, and behavioral and emotionally disturbed children and youth. Their Children’s Resource Center consults with educational institutions, mental health providers, child welfare providers, and juvenile justice institutions to provide expertise in developmental delays, mental illness, and behavioral and emotional disturbances. Their Family Intervention and Support Services provide formalized education programs, individualized intervention and support services, and in-home respite care. They also have Therapeutic Foster Care for children between the ages of 4 to 21 who have been diagnosed with psychiatric disorders. Glenwood recruits and trains foster parents who work in partnership with the child’s natural family and Glenwood staff.

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