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Programs & Services

10 States. 44 Programs. 140,000 Kids.

Types of Programs

AMIkids offers a wide variety of programs and models, built to address each student's issues and troubled pasts on an individual basis. All of our programs implement the AMIkids Personal Growth Model © to separate their troubled past from a bright future.

Residential Treatment

AMIkids operates residential programs 24 hours a day, seven days a week with students residing in dormitories on campus. Residential treatment services may focus on child welfare, juvenile justice, and/or behavioral health needs of youth referred. Trauma-informed programming is aimed at developing skills for safely transitioning to community settings and the home environment.

Child Welfare

AMIkids child welfare programs often work with kids involved in the foster care system and have experienced multiple failed placements, sometimes exceeding 30+ failures. We offer relationship-based treatment, guidance, and housing until permanency options are available. Please select the program type below for more detail and to view the programs we offer.

Day Treatment

Day Treatment programs allow youth to reside at home and attend the program daily. Day treatment programs are co-ed, serving both boys and girls and typically last from 4-6 months. Staff are able to address issues in both the home and in the students' neighborhood by working with the kids and family together. 

Family Services

Family Services programs provide home-based skills building and/or family counseling and intervention through an AMIkids staff who makes regular visits to the home. Family services may include evidence-based and evidence-informed interventions including Functional Family Therapy (FFT LLC, Inc.), Wraparound, and/or the AMIkids Family Centric Model. All interventions are short-term, high quality programs lasting approximately 2-4 months.

Education

Kids can struggle in school for a variety of reasons, and often they cannot find success in the traditional school system, which may lead to truancy, dropping out, and criminal activity. Often, all these kids need is more individualized attention and guidance to experience success, build their confidence, and open their world up to possibilities they never dreamt possible. Through partnerships with local school districts, AMIkids offers alternative education programs, Centers for Academic Discipline, and after-care programs. Please select the program type below for more detail and to view the programs we offer.

Child Welfare

AMIkids child welfare programs often work with kids involved in the foster care system and have experienced multiple failed placements, sometimes exceeding 30+ failures. We offer relationship-based treatment, guidance, and housing until permanency options are available. Please select the program type below for more detail and to view the programs we offer.

Prevention

AMIkids prevention model works with local school districts to help kids who exhibit behavior or academic struggles that may lead to being a risk of dropping out or becoming part of the juvenile justice system. This model inspires academic success and helps communities and schools prevent offenses from happening, rather than only treating after they offend.

Service Coordination

Playing a key role in the transformation of the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice’s transformation initiative, AMIkids Virginia coordinates a continuum of community-based services to youth in the Eastern and Southern regions of the Commonwealth.