ITASKIN Center

Residents "What to Bring" List

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Consequence Based Programming

a) Wreck Your Weekend: This 3-day program is designed for high impact in a short-term stay. Community service and school work are core components to this weekend consequence program.

b) High Impact: This is a 10-20 day consequence based program. Beginning on the lowest consequence phase, a youth's behavioral choices determine phase level, incentives, and length of stay. By using daily behavioral rating scales, youth earn points toward each phase. For two consecutive positive days, a youth moves up a phase level.

c) Incentive: This 15, 30, 60, 90, or 120 days consequence based program is built upon the high impact program. Every five consecutive positive days a youth earns is incentivized by 1 day of good time to be subtracted from the discharge date from the program.

Consequence Program:

  • Flexible
  • Short or Long Term
  • Consequence Based
  • Daily Use of Behavioral Rating Scales
  • Availability of Urine Analysis
  • Cognitive Behavioral Groups and Individual Work
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35 Day Evaluation Program:

The components of the evaluation include:

  • Behavioral Assessment
  • Psychology Evaluation
  • Academic Assessment
  • Health Assessment
  • Chemical Dependency Evaluation
  • Family History and Assessment
  • Psychiatric Assessment
  • Recreation and Leisure Evaluation

Optional Assessments

  • Cultural - completed to address cultural and spiritual strengths
  • Psycho-sexual - completed if the need is identified

*Optional assessments may extend 35-Day Evaluation upon discussion and approval of the referral agent

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Stabilization Unit:

The ITASKIN Stabilization Unit provides a safe placement setting for males and females, 12-18 years old. Children under 12 years old may be accepted for short-term crisis intervention. Upon admission, each child receives a health screening by a registered nurse, a case manager to assist the family with additional options and direction, and a treatment plan for stabilization and discharge.

Accepted placement reasons include:

  • Alternative to psychiatric hospitalization (when medically appropriate)
  • Personal/family crisis protection
  • Running away
  • High risk behaviors/self harm
  • Respite care
  • Truancy/summer school
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Intensive Residential Treatment: 

Intensive residential treatment is a short term day residential program at the Itaskin Center that is based on a level system. This 28 bed program is available for males and females who are at least 12 years old at the time of placement. Youth in this program are in need of a more structured setting. Examples include those who have a high risk of suicide and running away, in addition to those who are homeless, in crisis, delinquent, or have chemical dependancy issues. This is an intensive program with a short length of stay and specific, individualized goals.

Included Components:

  • Mental health treatment
  • Family assessment
  • Trauma Focused Care
  • Chemical dependency education
  • On-site schooling - ISD 318
  • DBT Skills Groups

Secure Detention Center

The Secure unit is a twelve bed detention center. Youth must be at least 10 years old and not older than 19 years of age, unless they have remained under the courts' extended juvenile jurisdiction (EJJ). Programming is available for both males and females. Youth attend school provided by ISD 318 and are encouraged to participate in recreational activities. In addition, youth have access to chemical health education and mental health services.

Contact Information:

To make a referral or for more information, call:

  • Grand Rapids
  • (218) 327-3000

Our mission is to provide a Community-Based Continuum of Quality Care to Children and Families.

Toll Free (888) 430-3055, Grand Rapids (218) 327-3000, Bemidji (218) 751-0282, Duluth (218) 733-3000, Grand Rapids Outpatient Building (218) 999-9908

Our offices are located in: Grand Rapids, Bemidji, Duluth and Deer River