Children's Home of Kingston Residential Treatment Program

We provide a 24 hour, structured, therapeutic environment for boys ages 10-21.

The campus consists of three living units equipped with a living room, kitchen/dining room and game rooms. Each resident is provided their own personal room. We also have an on-campus special education school, Grove Street Academy.

Our five acres of property includes a swimming pool, playing field, and indoor recreation areas which allow a full range of activities on a year round basis. Staff members guide youth to discover their triggers and help develop rational, healthy coping skills. Residents gain confidence and learn more effective methods of confronting challenges on a daily basis.


Independent Living Skills Curriculum


All residents fourteen years of age or older at Children's Home of Kingston participate in an independent living skills curriculum that addresses a youth’s strengths and weaknesses in areas required for them to live on their own.

The curriculum includes lesson plans that seek to prepare and/or transition youth to independent living. The Casey Life Skills Program is used to measure areas the youth may need assistance with to move towards independence and determine their skills and strengths.

Program topics include:

  • Daily living Skills
  • Self-Care Skills
  • Work and Study Skills
  • Social Development
  • Relationship Skills
  • Housing and Money Management
  • Communication
  • Home Life
  • Work Life and Career Planning

There are various types of learning which include Informal, Formal, Supervised practice and Self- Sufficiency. Informal learning allows the youth to learn by observation. Formal learning occurs by staff provide organized instruction. Supervised practice provides youth with an opportunity to practice learned skills on their own, yet supervision is provided. Self-Sufficiency occurs when the youth are viewed as adults and have the ability to utilize the skills without supervision.

Independent living skills activities are recorded in every youth’s case record and are evaluated at consistent intervals. The youth’s treatment team is responsible for ensuring that each youth over the age of 14 makes a good start on gaining independent living skills while they are residents at CHK. Youth whose permanency planning goal has been formally identified as “Independent Living” complete activities that may utilize outside resources for additional support (e.g., VESID, BOCES, etc.).

All youth participate in a highly structured daily routine providing opportunities for growth through recreational activities, chores and quiet time to reflect. Youth are encouraged to take more responsibility for their behavior and work toward their goals of returning home to their family or independent living.

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