Hand Up Homes for Youth, Inc. (HUHFY) has been serving adolescents and families in Reno, Nevada since 2002. HUHFY expanded services include a full continuum of care for youth at-risk for a higher level of care or youth stepping down in care from residential treatment or a group home-setting.
Therapeutic Group Home/Residential Program:
Our residential facility serves at-risk adolescent males with a history of sexualized behaviors. Our home-like setting provides intensive clinical and experiential services for youth and their families including psychosocial rehabilitation (PSR), basic skills training (BST), individual therapy, offense specific group therapy, family therapy, family night, equine assisted therapy, on-site state approved academics, and child and family team meetings. With our small size and family-style setting, we are able to offer individualized treatment to clients with a wide-variety of needs, including developmental delays, severe emotional disturbance (SED), and behavioral management issues. Our program follows a cognitive-behavior model approach developed by our company’s licensed professionals. Our model works a 5-phase treatment program that focuses on helping youth develop tools to assist them with learning how to connect their feelings to their actions. Families of the youth are involved in the treatment process through monthly family sessions, multi-disciplinary team meetings, weekly visitation, and monthly family night.
Hand in Hand Behavioral Health (Day Treatment Program/Outpatient Treatment):
Hand in Hand Behavioral Health provides outpatient treatment for conduct disorder youth with an Axis I DSM-IV-R diagnosis. Our day treatment program is designed for youth whose disruptive behaviors at home or in the community place them at-risk for continued failures. The goal of this service is to equip clients with tools that they can use to be more successful.
Equine Assisted Learning
Also lending to our program’s success is our growing animal-assisted therapy component at Equus Insight. Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) is an experiential challenge activity with horses and youth, where the horses are free to express their personalities and reactions in relation to human interaction in an arena. The goals of this learning method are to facilitate an environment for increased self-awareness, empathy, communication, problem solving, emotional regulation, attention and social skills. This is not a mounted program. Many clients who struggle with traditional styles of learning can make astounding breakthroughs by working experientially with animals.
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