Emotionally challenged boys, with histories of abuse and/or neglect, exhibiting sexually reactive, fire setting, delinquent, runaway and aggressive behaviors with special needs including but not limited to: SED, LD, DD, Intellectual Disabilities (mild), Autism (mild), OHI, S/L and school phobia.
Number of days open:
Location and Facilities:
Allenstown, NH near the junction of Rte 3 and 28, 9 miles from Manchester, 8 miles outside Concord
1. Telephone contact and referral information
2. Interview with the student, family and sending/referring agency
3. Emergency admissions
Programs and Services:
On-site approved special education program, individual, family and group counseling, psychiatric services, treatment modalities for latency aged boys, include play, expressive, art and narrative therapies, evaluation and treatment services for fire setters, including fire safety, group and education. Home based services.
The boys live in a cottage style residence where they have individual bedrooms.
History and Philosophy:
“There is no such thing as a bad boy”. “Children need and are entitled to their families”. Pine Haven feels that as a boy has acquired destructive and unhealthy patterns of behavior, given the opportunity, he can learn more productive and adequate skills. Pine Haven also sees children as components of the family systems and believes those families can change and successfully reunite. Pine Haven strives to serve children in their relationship with their families.