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Yearly Archives for 2013

Missouri Girls Town Becomes a Registered DBT Facility

Missouri Girls Town has begun implementing a new therapeutic approach called Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). The majority of our clients are struggling with intense emotions, impulsivity and harmful behaviors, often including self-harm. DBT offers a highly structured and intensive approach for dealing with problem behaviors. It is one of the very few such programs of its kind available in the United States. DBT helps with the problematic actions sometimes used to deal with extreme emotional intensity. DBT emphasizes taking responsibility for one’s problems and helps the person examine how they deal with conflict and negative feelings. The goals of the…

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McClain-Williams Home Renovation Complete

The McClain-Williams home has been completely renovated and we are excited to announce that the girls will be moving back into the house during their Christmas break. The home is one of four on campus and provides housing for twelve clients. Ten staff members provide continuous care on a 24/7 basis for the residents. The McClain-Williams home was built in 1998 and has provided a home to approximately 200 individual clients over the past 14 years. In 2012 a major renovation was required to return the house to its original condition. With assistance from the Neighborhood Assistance Tax Credit Program,…

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