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SummitQuest Academy is a behavior modification facility located on 1170 South State Street, Ephrata, Pennsylvania 17522
They did open in 2000.
They are able to detain 110 teenagers and pre-teenagers in 4 units:
- A pre-adolescent mental health treatment unit is for males ages 12-14. The 24 hour staff to resident ratio is 1:4.
- An adolescent mental health treatment unit is for males ages 14-18. The staff to resident ratio is 1:6 during the day and 1:8 overnight.
These two unit have a total capacity of 54 beds.
- A pre-adolescent sexually-reactive treatment unit has 20 beds for males ages 12-15. The 24 hour staff to resident ratio is 1:4.
- An adolescent sexually-reactive treatment unit has 36 beds for males ages 15-18. (In rare cases to age 21.) The 24 hour staff to resident ratio is primarily 1:5.
These two units have a total capacity of 56 beds.
No info is given on their homepage about the therapeutic approach, only goals for each unit are stated:
- Mental health treatment units: The goal of the program is to equip residents with techniques to manage and express their behaviors in socially adaptive ways.
- Sexually-reactive treatment units: The goal of the program is to provide the resident with strategies that can be utilized to help prevent and/or reduce these behaviors and manage his psychiatric symptoms.
In the news
Giovanni Joey Aletriz - 16 years of age died at the facility februar 4, 2006 while being restrained. It was the second death within months. None was charge .
After the deaths the staff was less willing to restrain patients, which lead to a number of runaways causing stress at the local police department.
- 1) The facility on Google maps
- 2) Boy Dies At Lancaster Behavioral Treatment Center, Facility Says Death Caused By Heart Failure, NBC10.com, February 9 2006
- 3) No charges will be filed in teen's death, By Dan Shope and Joanna Poncavage, The Morning Call, April 2 - 2006 (Reprint from project Nospank)