Based on referral by a Department of Children and Families area office, the STARR Program provides campus-based short-term placement services, including emergency shelter and intensive short-term assessment and therapy, for children ages 4 - 12. The immediate focus is on stabilizing the child’s current crisis, then making recommendations for their on-going treatment within the community. Stabilization and permanency in the community are the ultimate goals.
This program builds on the child’s and family’s strengths and develops a flexible array of individualized services to meet their unique circumstances. Saint Vincent’s provides a comprehensive assessment of the strengths and needs of each child and family, creating a strong foundation of understanding upon which to build future treatment decisions. Children most often attend public school while participating in the STARR Program.
- therapeutic, age-appropriate, short-term campus-based care
- 24-hour admissions
- crisis management
- diagnostic assessment
- case management
- medical and dental services
- psychiatric services (including psychopharmacology)
- individual and family therapy
- educational advocacy
- recreational activities
- collaboration with community-based services and supports
- family-centered programming
- continued attendance at the child’s identified community school, when indicated