Residence AreaThe Normile Family Center is dedicated to the treatment and education of children who have significant behavioral difficulties, learning and communication deficits and who have been physically, sexually or emotionally abused, neglected or abandoned.

Occupying nine thousand square feet of the Bruce Normile Juvenile Justice Center facility, the Normile Family Center is a 16 bed residential facility that provides a safe environment of care, education, growth, and success through a combination of clinical and non-clinical interventions. We believe that every child will benefit from being surrounded by an environment designed to heal, nurture, and teach.

The Normile Family Center is licensed by the Missouri Department of Social Services and the Department of Mental Health to provide a full range of services to meet the needs of children and families in crisis. Children participate in these programs based on severity of behaviors, treatment needs and length of care that is necessary. Our programs include:

  • Also known as Emergency Shelter, this short term placement is often utilized to provide a safe environment while other placement options are evaluated.

Inpatient therapeutic residential for children whose needs are keeping them from success in traditional living arrangements. Program involvement averages 90-120 days.

Traditional inpatient therapeutic treatment with the added component of psychiatric services. This service is designed to meet the needs of adolescents suffering from emotional and or behavioral disturbances. Program involvement averages 120-180 days.

Residence AreaThis is an extended placement program for children requiring active, coordinated, and professional intervention in a highly structured environment.  Such children will have demonstrated an inability to function in any less restrictive setting.  This level of care is indicated for children who exhibit a severe mental illness and/or persistent mental disorder as diagnosed according to the DSM-IV.  Program involvement averages greater than 180 days.

This program goes significantly beyond traditional residential. Upon the completion of residential, the Family Focused Program facilitate a healthy transition to the home by arranging for “hard” services such as food, rent, utilities, and transportation as well as “soft” services such as individual and family counseling, educational resources, and intensive support and supervision during the transition home and into the community.

All of our programs are designed to help children in turmoil develop positive behaviors that lead to success while within an environment that encourages emotional, spiritual, behavioral, and educational growth.

Each resident is treated according to a carefully developed individualized treatment plan that is specific to their particular needs and experiences. Treatment plans are developed and supervised by a team of the Normile Family Center staff and associates that include psychiatrists, counselors, addiction specialists, physicians, psychologists, and educational specialists in order to ensure every aspect of the child’s needs are recognized and addressed.

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