AFTEC New Prespectives
Jan 23, 2004, 21:32
Adolescent Female Treatment and Evaluation Center
Nancy Johnson, Director
“The AFTEC program is a six to nine month, therapy intensive residential program for female adolescents who have been adjudicated by the court.” Although they currently do not have any private pay clients, they are open to it, according to Bill Peterson, 435-538-7167, who coordinates their donations and volunteers.
The program offers a “comprehensive education evaluation, behavior modification and treatment plan in a semi-secure, home-based environment” with 24 hour awake staff supervision, with alarmed doors. In addition to supervision, they provide rehabilitation and therapy, offering “growth experiences and positive relationships in a structured, clinical caring environment.” They also provide “community protection from the delinquent behavior.”
Some of the services that AFTEC offers include: in house education by South Sanpete School District, training in a working kitchen, responsibility and interaction with horses and other animals, music and craft therapy, gardening and outdoor experiences, an in-house exercise area, individual and group therapy, and behavior and anger management.
The parent corporation of AFTEC is Palisade Pals, a non-profit 501(c)(3) Utah corporation that has been sponsoring day camps for Children with Disabilities for some twenty years. The new venture of the female treatment center will be tied to the day camp, giving the girls the chance for service hours and to work with the disabled children and their families.
Admission to AFTEC is through court placement, DCFS Caseworkers, private insurance, parent private pay, medical guardians, and guardian ad litums.