Pathways Girls Program
Program Phone: 541-790-2540
2655 Martin Luther King Blvd - Eugene, OR 97401
The Pathways Girls Program provides residential mental health as well as alcohol and drug treatment services for female juvenile offenders, ages 12 to 18. Youth stay an average of six months before graduating and returning home or to other community settings. Components of the Pathways Girls Program include:
The program combines therapy with 24-hour supervised group living. Youth work with counselors to create individualized treatment plans to determine their goals and define the activities necessary to achieve them.
Mental Health Treatment
Youth participate in frequent DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) group counseling sessions to learn skills that are helpful with regulating emotions, maintaining positive relationships, tolerating stress, and problem solving.
Substance Abuse Treatment
Pathways uses the Motivation Enhancement model as a basis for substance abuse recovery. A great deal of focus is placed on the internalizing of the motivation to live a clean and sober lifestyle. Relapse prevention is also a main focus.
Criminal thinking and behaviors are addressed through role playing, group exercises, and written assignments. Youth learn to think critically about situations and practice new behaviors.
Academic Instruction/Alcohol & Drug Education
The state-certified, on-site school provides lessons in language arts, math, health education, living skills, speech/communications, and physical education. Some youth prepare for GED tests while others earn credit toward high school diplomas.
A family therapist meets regularly with youth and their families to assist with improving family relationships.