MPA AT RUMNEY; Problem Sexual Behavior with a Trauma Informed Treatment Lens Rumney, NH
Mount Prospect Academy at Rumney focuses on helping students mitigate problematic sexual behavior. The program also helps students overcome non-sexual criminal behavior and thinking.
Students at MPA at Rumney receive more supervision and treatment than a traditional residential service. Our 16-bed program adolescent residential program maintains a 1:3 caregiver-to-student ratio. Each student is assigned to a master’s-level clinician who takes responsibility for managing treatment.
Mount Prospect Academy’s comprehensive assessment approach supports the development of quality, individualized treatment plans, and we effectively measure treatment outcomes on a personalized basis. The program focuses on addressing problematic sexual behavior, mental health, substance abuse, and maladaptive behaviors. We also identify students’ dynamic risk factors associated risk of re-offending.
At the core of our model is the assumption that treatment must be individualized to be effective. We start treatment by conducting comprehensive assessments that help our team tailor treatment plans to students. MPA at Rumney faculty may use assessment tools such as the Youth Level of Service/Case Management Inventory 2.0, Juvenile Sex Offense Specific Treatment Needs and Progress Scale, Juvenile Sex Offender Assessment Protocol – II, CAFAS and ERASOR and other measures as necessary.
Our team maintains expertise in adolescent development, and we place emphasis on understanding the role of traumatic events and adverse childhood experiences. We focus on other contextual factors, such as family concerns, peer groups, community influences, individual strengths, and cognitive limitations, etc.
During treatment, students are engaged in group therapy with a focus social skills, aggression control, and moral reasoning, mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal skill building. Group Therapy is coupled with trauma informed models such as Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC).
MPA at Rumney offers students numerous weekly opportunities to participate in; MPA’s Adventure Based Trauma Informed Treatment program, yoga, climbing towers, weekly ski trips during the winter months and other regularly offered clubs and activities. MPA at Rumney students earn allowance by engaging in prosocial behavior, practicing independent living activities, achieving academic goals, participating in in treatment, completing hygiene routines and by following program expectations. These behaviors are tracked daily and the data is used to identify a student’s strength, or area in need of improvement.
We strive to develop student interests in real-world career paths and provide curriculum that is relevant. As such, MPA provides students with opportunities to advance in the general curriculum from their sending schools and we use work-based learning experiences to foster a sense of responsibility and diligent work ethic.