Mission: To provide children with quality care in a nurturing home-like atmosphere so they can become healthy and productive members of our community.
Programs: Mcleod treatment programs, inc. (mtp) is committed to providing quality out-of-home care to children in need of protection, guidance, family intervention, structure, and therapeutic services. Mtp currently operates 3 programs for children;sheppard house(boys ages 5-18), franklin house (girls ages 5-18),and the visitation/exchange center for children of divorce or separation needing supervised visitation or exchange. Mtp has facilitated many changes over the past several years. We've expanded the type of programs we offer, the number of counties we serve, as well as ensuring the professional quality of our staff. Mtp has come to know that simply treating children in behavioristic terms is not enough. That early intervention, family involvement, appropriate assessment of the child's needs, and therapeutic work - getting at the underlying causes of behavior are what helps children to become healthy, productive members of society. Children can be referred and placed by social services, court services, tribal authority, and law enforcement agencies. Prior to entering one of mtp's programs, a pre-placement interview is scheduled. Information received from a telephone referral determines if a pre-placement interview will occur. The referring worker, child, family members and the mtp treatment team members are present for the interview. A decision is made on the appropriateness of placement based on this interview. Appropriateness of placement is based on the client's social history, extent of assaultive behavior, extent of suicidal ideation, psychological diagnosis, group fit, family support of placement, whether the program can meet the child's identified needs, and whether mtp is the best environment for the child at the time. If a child is deemed appropriate, an intake date is scheduled.