Some years ago, the teens who went through the Mental Health System repeatedly without experiencing a change of heart or mind caused Robert Torres to take a hard look at the effectiveness of Behavior Modification Therapy. Almost every parent that had admitted their child to the Mental Health System and Behavior Modification Program of treatment had already exhausted the commonly practiced methods of behavior modification such as giving incentives through rewards and punishments or experimentation with psychotropic prescriptions. The frustration over the teens who seemed unable to be helped fueled desire to find a more effective way, a way to reach the "seemingly unreachable." After years of research and practice, Heart Transformation Therapy was born.
The Heart Transformation Therapy (HTT) approach used at CARES Treatment has far greater and lasting results than behavior modification interventions. While Behavior Modification attempts to create habitual behavior through repetition, repercussion or mind chemistry alteration, Heart Transformation results in genuine intent. Genuine intent and change of heart has the ability to produce longterm transformation in ways of thinking and acting as opposed to behavior modification which often fails in its attempt to create instinctive behaviors that can be easily lost or never attained in the first place.
HTT does not restrict phone calls, video conferences or visitation at all. Parents have 24/7 access to their children instantly.
In addition to clinical counseling, family members have access to parent-child coaching for mediation, conflict resolution and relationship building. At no point will a child be in the same room or house with a peer(s) that may result in a negative experience. CARES Treatment is the only Residential Treatment Home that maintains less than 5 students with a 1:2 caregiver ratio. CARES mission is to make a difference to the ONE who others may think is unreachable and will never change; the ONE who has lost hope and despaired of finding help. If you or a loved one needs to experience the CARES difference for yourself, CARES can be contacted 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week to provide assistance onto a path for recovery.