Perimeter Behavioral of Forrest City is a 66-bed, boys only program. It is located one hour NE of Little Rock, Arkansas. Forrest City’s residential facility is a Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF), licensed by the State of Arkansas, and is Joint Commission Accredited.
Our resident's range in age from 12-17, with a multitude of mental health issues. Perimeter Behavioral of Forrest City is also licensed to operate a Sexual Rehabilitative Unit specifically designed to treat adolescents who have sexually abused others, are at risk to abuse or have displayed sexually maladaptive behavior. We have four units and divide our residents by age, behavior, and diagnosis.
Perimeter Behavioral of Forrest City has a full complement of medical, nursing, and professional staff to provide exceptional individualized treatment
Our Program incorporates a trauma informed multi-discipline approach combining elements from trauma-focused models and evidenced-based practices, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy, among others. Our licensed therapists conduct all levels of treatment.
Residents will have an individual therapy session each week, three psychotherapy group sessions each week and family therapy 2 times per month.
To compliment Perimeter Behavioral of Forrest City’s therapeutic milieu, we have a fully accredited educational program licensed by the Arkansas Department of Education. Recreational therapy is provided daily and creates a safe and relaxed environment for our residents to practice the skills they have learned during individual, group, and family therapy.
Perimeter Behavioral of Forrest City is also licensed to operate a Sexual Rehabilitative Unit (SRU) specifically designed to treat adolescents who have sexually abused others, are at risk to abuse or have displayed sexually maladaptive behavior.
The average length of stay is approximately 6 months for our residential program and 9-12 months for the SRU program. This timeframe may vary based on the individual’s specific needs and pervasiveness of symptoms. The pace of movement through the phases of change are highly dependent on the development of trust and safety between the staff and each resident. Each resident begins on the Yellow stage, progressing to Green, Orange and Purple. Progression in the stages of treatment require both therapeutic involvement by the resident and advances in their behavior modification.
To find out more information or start the referral process for this specialized unit, please call 870.633.3800.
Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) is a therapeutic model that trains caregivers to provide effective support and treatment for at-risk children. Children and youth who are from hard places have often experienced complex developmental trauma, demonstrating an interactive set of psychological and behavioral issues. TBRI is a holistic, attachment-based, evidence based, and trauma informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children. The three principles of TBRI include: Empowering Principles (addressing the physical needs of the child), Connecting Principles (addressing the attachment needs of the child) and the Correcting Principles (addressing the fear-based behaviors of the child). We are very excited to provide TBRI to the communities we work with and help our children live a more healthy and positive life.
The referral process for the residential program looks at detailed information regarding the history of the resident starting with gathering criteria to determine level of care including a psychiatric and psychological evaluation, psychosexual evaluation (if applicable), physical and medication history, school information including an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and discharge summaries from any recent hospitalization.
Exclusion criteria includes Full-Scale Intelligence Quotient (FSIQ) below 70 and medical issues that require extensive/ongoing attention by medical professionals.
The children and adolescents at Perimeter Behavioral of Forrest City are provided with an education that is valuable for future success. Class size is small and educational programs are tailored to the individual needs based on the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and needed programming utilizing special education teachers. The facility works with the Arkansas Department of Education to incorporate Math, English/Language Arts, History and Science as well as a variety of electives similar to what a student would experience in a traditional school setting.