The Binesi Wazisawan – Youth Mental Wellness Service is a step-down service for Treaty 3 area youth who are experiencing a psychiatric and/or substance abuse related crisis, and who have received acute stabilization at a medical facility. This residential program provides on-going assessment and observation, crisis intervention, and wrap-around bi-cultural services aimed at long-term healing and recovery. The 30-day program provides a voluntary service for young persons who wish to participate in programming that supports their continued stabilization and recovery from mental health crisis.
The Program is a two-bed community home for youth between 12 and 24 years of age. The program takes a strength-based approach and works toward fulfilling previously unmet developmental needs, balanced with learning the acceptance of simple structures, responsibilities and boundaries. The program offers psychological assessments, individual therapy, group treatment, life-skills training, sex education, victim/offender specific treatment, educational/vocational programming, recreational programming and, when possible, family involvement.