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Highridge Family Center


What is Highridge Family Center?
A free three-month residential treatment program serving at-risk families with adolescents ages 11 through 16 years.

*Please note there is a onetime $75 Application Fee and a $75 Activity Fee.

Highridge Family Center
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The Facility offers:

  • Four (two male and two female) dormitory-style "houses"
  • A Palm Beach County School District alternative education school component
  • Indoor/outdoor recreational facilities
  • Nutritional services
Services Provided:
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Parent Education
  • Anger Management Groups
  • Recreational Activities
  • Nutritional Services
  • Behavior Management
  • Milieu Treatment
  • School Experience

How the Program Works:

  • Daily therapeutic services Monday through Friday
  • Residents and families practice new skills at home each weekend
  • Parental involvement through weekly family sessions and monthly educational groups
  • Residential and school behavior management
  • Shaping behavior by reinforcing positive behavior and consequencing negative behavior
  • Teaching your child how to be successful in a classroom setting
  • Helping your child learn and use appropriate coping skills to manage their emotions
  • Teaching the values of Commitment, Responsibility Trustworthiness, Maturity, and Integrity
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Contact Youth Affairs

Administrative Office
4200 N. Australian Avenue
West Palm Beach Florida, 33407
Telephone (561) 625-2540
Fax (561)-840-4545

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