Southern Peaks Regional Treatment Center is a Joint Commission accredited residential treatment center offering an array of specialized behavioral health programs for both male and female adolescents, ages 10 to 18 (over 18 considered on a case by case basis), who are experiencing emotional, behavioral, psychological, educational, or social problems.
Located in the foothills of southern Colorado, Southern Peaks provides a highly structured and intensive therapeutic environment coupled with the flexibility to address the distinct treatment needs of each youth and his or her family system through our comprehensive clinical assessments, individualized treatment planning, and diverse programs and services.
Southern Peaks lays the framework for treatment in all of our programs and services by using the Sanctuary® Model for Trauma Informed Care. Sanctuary® is a blueprint for clinical and organizational change which, at its core, promotes safety and recovery from adversity through the active creation of a trauma-informed community.
Southern Peaks offers Core Programming as well as Specialized Services. Our Pre-Adolescent Unit serves the needs of males’ ages 10 to 13 providing enhanced supervision and programming for this age group. Depending on the individualized needs of the youth we provide: Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT); Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR); Biofeedback; Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT); Trauma Focused CBT (TF-CBT); Animal Assisted Therapy; Aggression Replacement Therapy® (ART); Motivational Interviewing; Acu-Detox; and Trauma Informed Family Treatment Approach.
Across all Core Programming, Specialized Services, and Educational components Southern Peaks respects and supports the LBGTQ youth entering our facility by providing youth with accurate information and guidance; and, treating all with respect and support.
The Phoenix Academy at Southern Peaks Regional Treatment Center is a private, on-campus, year round facility school licensed by the Colorado Department of Education offering educational and vocational services for students who have experienced significant difficulty functioning in their homes, communities, and schools.
Southern Peaks is Joint Commission accredited and licensed by the Colorado Department of Human Services as a Residential Child Care Facility (RCCF) with a Therapeutic Designation from the Division of Behavioral Health for the State of Colorado. Our non-public facility school maintains full approval licensure through the Colorado Department of Education.
Southern Peaks uses the Sanctuary® Model for Trauma Informed Care as the framework for treatment in all of our programs and services. The Sanctuary® Model is a blueprint for clinical and organizational change which, at its core, promotes safety and recovery from adversity through the active creation of a trauma-informed community.
Sanctuary® recommends changing the central question we ask about the people we serve from “What’s wrong with you?” to “What’s happened to you?” as the first step in recognizing the influence of the past on current behaviors and functioning. A recognition that trauma is pervasive in the experience of human beings forms the basis for the Sanctuary® Model’s focus not only on the people who seek services, but equally on the people and systems who provide those services.
At Southern Peaks, our programs emphasize the enhancement of physical, social, emotional, and academic development in a safe, nurturing environment. Our therapeutic and educational services are strength-based, client-centered, family-oriented, and trauma-focused.
We provide a quality services in safe, culturally competent, and gender appropriate environments. And we utilize evidence-based practices to foster personal growth and build the life skills and competencies necessary for individuals to become responsible and productive members of society.