p>The Individual Treatment Plan (ITP) is the master plan that outlines and defines the course of treatment for the youth. It is a comprehensive and holistic plan that delineates the goals, objectives, resources and main “players” of the treatment process. Goals indicated in the ITP not only address the delinquent behavior that resulted in court referral(s), but also focuses on other components in the youth’s life that might influence their overall ability to be safe and successful, i.e.; family relationships, education, substance abuse, health-related issues, life skills, etc.

The ITP is a fluid, changing document. Often times, noteworthy developments will come to light during the various stages of the youth treatment process. These issues may have a strong bearing on the overall achievement of the ITP and the youth needs. When this occurs, the SC will coordinate problem solving measures by revisiting the case with their staff team, the family and/or the residential treatment staff. In such situations, an addendum is added to the ITP to address the issue(s) and they are incorporated into the youth’s treatment. The format of the ITP is as follows:

  1. Presenting Problem
    1. Committing Offense
    2. Court History
    3. Other
  2. Youth-Family-Court Circumstances
    1. Current Situation
    2. Significant History
    3. Perspective of those involved
    4. Strengths
    5. Other
  3. Identified Needs, Services to be provided and Identified Provider
    1. Individual Need(s)
      1. Least Restrictive Placement in close proximity to parents
      2. Consistent with the needs of the youth
      3. Therapeutic needs specific to the youth (i.e. chemical, abuse, family)
      4. Other
    2. Medical Needs(s)
      1. Initial Health Screening
      2. Nursing Assessment
      3. Physical Examination
      4. Special Needs/Life Threatening (i.e. diet, allergies, seizures, etc.)
      5. other
    3. Family Need(s)
      1. Family Resources
      2. Employment Issues
      3. Family Support (i.e. nuclear or extended)
      4. Special Needs (i.e. family therapy, parenting skills, etc.)
      5. Other
    4. Community Need(s)
      1. Reputation of youth within community (i.e. Victims issues, court concerns, etc.)
      2. Community attitude toward youth/family
      3. Placement issues
      4. Other
    5. Education Need(s)
      1. 1. Basic Education/Special Education/High School Equivalency (HiSET)
      2. Transition
      3. Other
    6. Vocational needs
      1. Career Interests/Exploration
      2. Job Readiness Skills
      3. Employment
      4. Other