Hillcrest’s Treatment Model


This program’s treatment model and all of our treatment interventions are designed to provide trauma informed treatment to youth and their families.  Through the lens of trauma informed care, we utilize the Skills for Life treatment model and Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI).  Skills for Life is a strength-based, comprehensive treatment model designed by Hillcrest Educational Centers.  TCI is an evidence-based crisis prevention and intervention system through Cornell University.  Together, these two models encompass day-to-day treatment interventions, structures, routines, skills coaching/rehearsal opportunities, verbal interventions, and crisis support.