Cumberland’s Residential Services Program is designed for adolescents who have a chronic illness, brain injury or neurological impairment. Their behavioral and emotional problems interfere with their ability to function well at school or at home. Residents need supervision for medical compliance and a structured environment to address behavioral, emotional and control issues. Residents are treated with respect, are given choices and their inappropriate behaviors are redirected.
With consistent interventions, residents begin to internalize positive behaviors, which then become habitual. They gradually require less external structure and should be able to live in environments with less supervision after discharge. The program can accommodate 16 residents and accepts young people with IQs of 55 or greater.