Residential FAQ

Your Questions Answered

While placing your child in a residential treatment program might help you find answers to troubling challenges, it also will raise questions. Here we answer some of the most common questions. 

Children’s Residential FAQ

Damar accepts school-aged children into its residential program. 
Residential placements are funded by the Department of Education. We cannot accept private insurance or Medicaid for residential placement on our campus. 
Not on your own. Referrals for residential treatment must come through the Department of Child Services or your local school. 
Damar’s residential facilities have been built as a campus environment, with green space and plenty of room for both indoor and outdoor activities. We have comfortable dormitories an on-site school gymnasium, swimming pool, sports fields, cafeteria and other facilities that allow us to provide the children on our campus with a pleasant, enjoyable and supportive environment that will help them grow and achieve new levels of success.
We try to make the children’s rooms as homey and comfortable as possible while also ensuring they are safe and secure. To see examples of residents’ rooms, click here.
Damar has a professional nutritionist on staff to ensure the children have healthy meals with enough options to allow them to choose foods they like.
Damar offers wide range of treatment, counseling and educational services through its residential program, with each child receiving services based on his or her own needs. Services are provided and supported by a team of experts and trained specialists.
Days on Damar’s residential campus are structured to ensure the children get a good balance of learning, treatment and fun. To get a glimpse of a typical day, click here.
Our team is trained to handle all difficult behaviors as quickly, humanely and constructively as possible. However, the goal is not simply to “handle” such behaviors, but to help residents address the triggers behind those behaviors and reduce their incidence. 
The children in Damar’s residential program show a wide range of behaviors, ranging from those requiring high levels of supervision to those that are less intensive. In all cases, the goal is to ensure the safety of the child and others and also to help residents address the triggers behind those behaviors and reduce their incidence.
Yes, but visits must be coordinated with your child’s care team to ensure that your child is ready for a visit and that a visit will be constructive experience that helps the child progress in his or her development.
Yes, but home visits must be coordinated with your child’s care team to ensure that your child is ready for a visit and that a visit will be constructive experience that helps the child progress in his or her development.
Children in Damar’s residential program attend school daily. 
Yes. We have made safety a priority, with facilities designed to allow children to enjoy themselves without risk of harm, and a staff that has been carefully screened.
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