The Role and Mission of the
Staffed Residential Facility
Our mission is to maintain a safe,
nurturing, structured youth staffed residential facility that meets the
specialized needs of youth placed under DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL & HEALTH
SERVICES CHILDREN'S ADMINISTRATION BRS (Behavioral Rehabilitation Services) contract.
The Behavior Rehabilitation Services (BRS)
is a temporary intensive wraparound support and treatment program for youth
with extreme, high-level service needs used to safely stabilize youth and
assist in achieving a permanent plan or a less intensive service. These services can be provided in an array of
settings and are intended to safely:
return the youth to their own homes with wraparound supports to the family
or achieve alternative permanency more quickly
family based care by using a wraparound approach
length of service by transitioning to a permanent resource or less intensive service
Our job is to assist in reducing the youth’s
negative behavior patterns, increase school participation, increase community
awareness, locate long-term placement and increase the youth’s overall
potential to reach permanency.
Another emphasis of the Mullen-Polk
Foundation Child Placing Agency is to develop necessary supports which would
allow the youth to maintain or develop a permanent family connection and to
reside in his/her own community in an identified permanent resource.
Our vision is to empower our youth to live as independently as possible,
through promoting self-advocacy and developing supportive social networks at
home, in the community.