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Our Approach

Developmental Relational

At Intermountain, our Developmental Relational Approach is our unifying approach to treatment.  We use a developmental lens to view both the problem and solution to a child’s behavioral challenges and intentionally connected relationships to help children and families heal.  

We view challenging behaviors as a child’s maladaptive way of expressing their needs. Our direct care staff form intentional relationships with children to help understand their needs and pattern of relationships within the family system. We work to improve a child’s understanding of themselves and encourage them to appropriately express their feelings rather than resorting to behaviors.  Our approach emphasizes family system work to maximize sustainable change. 

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