Residential Treatment Center (RTC) listings?

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by hamsterwheel, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. hamsterwheel

    hamsterwheel New Member

    Does anyone know where to find a listing of Residential Treatment Center (RTC) by state? I have looked all over the net and am striking out.
  2. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I think the website is still up but you can also look in your state website for the information under dept of mental health and then search through that for group homes or residential treatment facilities. You may have to do some digging though. It can take time to search through all their pages until you get to what you want. Bring a snack to the
  3. hamsterwheel

    hamsterwheel New Member

    I was on that site this morning. It's like a matrix. I can fnd individual centers but not a listing by state. I'll have to try the state mental health listing again. I found regular schools but not Residential Treatment Center (RTC) facilities.

    Just got a Please post again if something else comes to mind.

  4. slsh

    slsh member since 1999

    Try looking at your state's dept of education website for state-approved non-public schools. I know in IL you can look for special needs residential schools.
  5. CrazyinVA

    CrazyinVA Well-Known Member Staff Member

    You might try the Child and Adolescent Biplar Foundation's website. I haven't visited it in a long time, but I recall they had a lot of resources there.
  6. smallworld

    smallworld Moderator

    CABF refers to the NATSAP website, but also includes 15 questions to ask prospective RTCs and characteristics of a good Residential Treatment Center (RTC).
  7. CrazyinVA

    CrazyinVA Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Another resource is the Joint Commission. You can search the listings of the behavioral health programs that have passed their accreditation program here:

    I was able to search by state, then filter down into behavioral health programs for youth and children. There are links to each program's website, and also the quality reports for each program.

    They also have a section on behavioral health accreditation in general, including a brochure on how to choose a provider, here:
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2010
  8. hamsterwheel

    hamsterwheel New Member

    Thank you so much. I really don't know where I would be without the support I find here. (((HUGS)))