Treatment Services

Individualized Treatment Plans

The Arkansas Juvenile Assessment and Treatment Center is committed to delivering the right services to the youth in our care.  Our qualified clinical team work with each youth, and their family to create a treatment plan, individualized to meet their specific needs and risk factors.  Our clinicians provide the necessary support and connections which enable our students to return home successfully and reintegrate into their communities as positive contributing members. Assessments calibrate services to each student so treatment plans are individualized, based on student need. Individualized Treatment Plans structure service delivery, and offer numerous occasions for healing and positive change.


Treatment services are provided within a strengths-based, cognitive-behavioral and trauma-responsive environment and are guided by evidence-based principles.

Treatment Groups are delivered by highly qualified clinical staff and include Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Thinking for a Change (T4C), Seeking Safety, Pathways, Restorative Solutions and others. Clinical Services at the Arkansas Juvenile Assessment and Treatment Center offer a selection of nine evidence-based individual and group therapies which are provided as prescribed in a student’s individualized treatment plan.

Family Involvement

The Arkansas Juvenile Assessment and Treatment Center is committed to delivering resources and proven practices to promote successful family integration. Families are invited to visit the AJATC campus to participate in games, interactive activities and partake in special meals that promote positive interaction. Where distance or other barriers exist, we assist family participation in treatment by providing video conferencing, transportation and phone cards.

AJATC provides regular opportunities for families to participate in special events. Through regular family visitation days, graduations and I-VALIDATE™ ceremonies, we enable families to engage in their youth’s academic and personal growth. We also welcome family inclusion for community service projects and spiritual celebrations to strengthen familial connections.