The mission of the Quapaw House Adolescent Treatment Center is the empowerment of chemically dependent teenagers and their families to develop healthy and responsible functioning through chemical-free living. This is accomplished by creating opportunities for change through intervention, prevention, education, and treatment.
The goals of treatment are to learn to live free of mood-altering chemicals, to improve school performance, to develop interpersonal relationships, and to promote physical, spiritual, and mental health and well-being while in a safe and secure environment.
QHI integrates a traditional 12-step model of treatment and an outdoor program to provide adolescents a holistic approach toward recovery. We incorporate comprehensive assessments, individual, group, and family counseling sessions which are structured from evidence based programs. New evidence based programs that have been added are SAMSHA’s series of Anger Management, the Change Company’s Interactive Journals and the Matrix Model for Adolescents. QHI prides itself on the Quality Food Service provided to our clients.
Family counseling is mandatory since addiction affects all significant others. Family group sessions are held on Friday and are required in order to have family visitation. Family Group begins at 1:00 p.m. It is a one hour group. Visitation with your family member in treatment is from 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. on site.
Our staff is experienced in all phases of substance abuse treatment. Treatment is conducted by Licensed Therapists, Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, and other credentialed staff. Mental Health evaluations are conducted by our licensed mental health professional. We also have a medical doctor and registered nurse on staff.
Adolescents ages 13 thru 17 are eligible for admission to the Quapaw House Adolescent Residential Treatment Center. They must be seeking treatment primarily for substance dependence. All adolescents must meet the diagnostic categories of substance dependence, are not actively psychotic, not actively violent or suicidal, and enrolled in school. Clients should not have a history of physical aggression, sexual misconduct, or fire setting. Clients must be willing to participate in their treatment process. Family participation is mandatory.
Our Adolescent Services
Quapaw House, Inc. Adolescent Treatment integrates a traditional 12-step model of treatment , evidence based treatment programs and an outdoor program to provide adolescents a holistic approach toward recovery. We incorporate comprehensive assessments, individual, group, and family counseling sessions which are structured from evidence based programs. New evidence based programs that have been added are SAMSHA’s series of Anger Management, the Change Company’s Interactive Journals and the Matrix Model for Adolescents.
Quapaw House, Inc. education program is accredited by the Arkansas Department of Education and is located on-site. A Master's Level Special Education Teacher conducts individualized instruction in a self-contained classroom. The PACE program is used and assists our students in remedial instruction and assesses their educational needs. The school also provides GED and ACT preparation for those seeking higher education (minimum age 17).
The Recrational Education Program follows the model of Adventure-Based Counseling designed for a setting where group process and debriefing are essential. The program offers our clients opportunities to improve their communication skills, decision-making skills, problem-solving skills, team building, trust building, and self-esteem building skills. Therapy is accomplished through hiking, camping, College tours, prison visits; and outdoor adventure across the state of Arkansas. Immersed in the very essence of adventure, a client will experience a sequence of activities and will enhance learning through, reflection, and debriefing. The client will develop insight into self through experiential learning. Our clients participate in the Recreational Program one a week, off site.