The Youth Center (Arlington and Fort Worth)
The Youth Centers provides treatment for youth, ages 6-17, with behavior/emotional disorders and their families. Services provided are determined by clinical assessment tools and evaluations. Our clinic utilizes a comprehensive service approach with an emphasis on community and family-based care.
What does The Youth Center offer?
- Comprehensive clinical assessment to determine youth and family strengths and needs
- Evidence-based, person-centered interventions and treatment
- Trauma-informed care
- Benefits screening and community resource linkage
- Family- and community-focused
- Approach to help build a team of support around youth and families
- Advocacy services
MHMR provides substance use outpatient to youth, ages 13-17, at three locations in Tarrant County. All locations provide group-based treatment. Treatment is based on the youth’s individual needs.
Other services include:
- Group Counseling
- Individual Counseling
- Licensed substance use counselors
- Parent education
- Family and family systems support
- Support educational goals
- FWISD truancy court liaison
- Tarrant County juvenile probation liaison
- Groups programs located in Fort Worth and Hurst
- Spanish-speaking counselors and staff
- Understand the disease concept of substance use
- Understand the process of recovery
- Accept responsibility for actions
- Learn appropriate social behaviors
- Make positive changes in their lives
Family Session Goals:
- Include the youth and family in the recovery process
- Improve family communication and relationships
- Educate parents about substance use and related behaviors
Support Service Goals:
- Assess appropriate service and treatment needs
- Help youth and families actively participate in recovery
- Make referrals to community services and support groups
The Youth Recovery Campus (The Campus) houses a 16-bed, full-time residential program for male youth, age 13-17. Our youth are referred from several Juvenile Probation officers, truancy courts, and school districts. We also accept youth who are self-referred. The average stay for treatment is 45-60 days.
Our counseling staff provide treatment using evidence-based curriculum, addressing:
- Anger management
- Brain Power
- Relapse Prevention
- Twelve Steps
Treatment for co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders is also available.
Additional services and program features include:
- Fort Worth ISD School on campus with computer-based learning
- Fully equipped gym
- Physical wellness classes
- Art classes
- Community service opportunities
- Recovery groups on and off campus
- Experiential therapy
- Job Corps presentations
- Life skills presentations
Outpatient Clinic Services
Our clinics utilize a comprehensive service approach, which is an intensive, holistic method of engaging with people who have complex needs so they can live in their homes and communities.
- Individual and Family Therapy
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Trauma-Focused CBT
- Parent-Child Interactional Therapy
Family Intervention Services
- Skills Training: social skills, anger management, coping skills, parenting and life-management skills
- Case Management to coordinate care and link families to resources in the community
- Family partners are certified advocates that help the youth and families navigate the different systems involved in their lives
- Parent support groups
- Comprehensive evaluation and diagnostic services
- Medication management and monitoring
Specialized Programs and Services for Targeted Clinical Care and Coordination
- Juvenile Justice Programs
- Youth Empowerment Services (YES) Waiver – (817) 569-5600
- Foster Care Services
Youth Services works with families and youth both in a clinic setting at school, and at home.
Juvenile Justice System – Youth involved with the juvenile justice system may have access to mental health treatment. Case managers help eligible youth access:
- Psychiatric Services
- Social Services
- Educational Services
Access to these services are a provided through a partnership with the Tarrant County Juvenile Justice.
Care House – The Care House (Adolescent Respite Unit) offers short-term, residential treatment to youth 13-17 in a mental health crisis. Adolescents must have low risk of harm to themselves or others. Treatment is also provided for youth with some functional needs that require supervision but does not require hospitalization.
For information or access to any of these programs, call the MHMR ICARE Call Center at 817-335-3022.
Call or text the MHMR ICARE Call Center if you are in need of services.