Chemical Dependency Treatment The Chemical Dependency program is operated in Unit Echo and offers a therapeutic milieu for youth who are either court ordered to complete CD treatment, or via intake testing at PHYCF are found to meet diagnostic criteria for substance dependency issues. The CD program focuses on group sessions centered on Dr. Harvey Milkman and Dr. Kenneth Wanberg’s Pathways to Self-Discovery & Change curriculum, a cognitive behavioral approach that addresses both substance abuse and criminal thinking. Groups are facilitated by Licensed Addictions Counselors and the program generally takes six to eight months for youth to complete. Youth who take part in the CD program also engage in casework centered on addressing their dynamic needs identified at intake, with emphasis placed on healthy lifestyle development and relapse/recidivism prevention. Sexual Offender Treatment The Sexual Offender Treatment program is operated in Unit Delta and provides a therapeutic milieu for youth who are court ordered to complete sexual offender treatment. The program reflects the current standards of treatment and assessment set by the Montana Sexual Offender Association (MSOTA). Honesty and accountability are the focus of treatment compliance and each youth experiences at least one polygraph exam to assess levels of disclosures made in treatment, usually occurring after the first six months of therapy. Treatment is led by an MSOTA member and licensed professional counselor, utilizing Dr. Phil Rich’s Stages of Accomplishment treatment curriculum. Based on levels of involvement in the group and facility settings, the program generally takes a youth 12-24 months to complete. Intake & Reentry Unit Youth sent to Pine Hills that do not meet the criteria to be placed in the Chemical Dependency Unit or the Sex offender Treatment Unit are placed in either the Intake Unit or the Reentry Unit dependent upon their needs.. The Intake Units programming is focused on younger youth and first time commits to Pine Hills. Youth in this unit participate in the SMART Recovery (Self-Management & Recovery Training) groups which are based on a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. Youth in the Intake Unit also have the opportunity to participate in the Units 4-H program. The Re-entry Unit focuses on youth that have returned on a Parole Revocation or are older in age. This unit has programs and treatment designed to prepare youth for release back into the community. Counseling Center Youth placed in Pine Hills are tested and screened in Pine Hills new Counseling Center that is located on the secure side of the facility. The Counseling Center is staffed by the facility addiction and mental health staff that include licensed therapists, licensed addiction counselors and a licensed Psychologist. The center provides a forum for youth to engage in comprehensive intake testing that includes: academic testing, mental health and CD screening, and identification of treatment plan area of needs and development. Additionally, the center provides a therapeutic space for youth to engage in one to one and group sessions with clinical staff. The center provides a “non-institutional” setting that is conducive to a variety of therapeutic styles and programming for the kids. Education Pine Hills is accredited by the Montana Board of Education and offers classes 12 months a year. Programs in Life Skills and Technical Education prepare students for life outside of Pine Hills. We offer Diploma or GED options and have Special Education programs available to students as well. All areas of life at Pine Hills involve the Earned Incentive Program (EIP). EIP is based on the youth’s behavior and progress toward treatment objectives. This provides the youth with regular feedback on his behavior within the controlled environment of the facility, daily and long term. A menu of specific expectations and earned privileges is attached to each EIP step. Restitution Pine Hills provides on and off grounds community service/restitution opportunities. Part of the restitution program incudes education in Vocational skills, construction practices, safety training and employment skills.