Perimeter of Missouri is a locked/secure 96-bed residential treatment facility located in the Ozark Mountains in south central Missouri. We have camp like grounds with room for outdoor activities and a sperate school the children walk too daily. Perimeter of Missouri is a PMIC, Group Care and 4+ licensed facility that operates as a PRTF. We have a spacious facility with units equipped to meet the needs of each of our programs.
We are here to help! When you reach out to us, we will walk you through the process, answer your questions and help you take that first step. It all begins with a free, confidential assessment by calling 573.774.5353 or 888-633-3801. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help determine the best course of treatment for you or someone you love.
The male and female psychiatric units at Perimeter of Missouri are a blend of individualized care and therapeutic intervention for males and females ages (13-18). We provide a gender specific environment that incorporates proven clinical methods to help adolescents cultivate their strengths and become productive members of the community. Clearly defined expectations allow residents to achieve rewards through positive participation and behavior while increasing age-appropriate social skills through interaction with other adolescents and residential treatment staff.
Licensed Professional Counselors and Licensed Clinical Social workers drive our therapeutic milieu. They provide three group therapy sessions each week, at least two individual therapy sessions each week and two- family therapy sessions per month. Each resident is also assigned a case manager to facilitate the communication between the resident and the parent/placing agency. Our extensively trained youth care staff also provide daily life and social skill building groups on the unit multiple times per day. Recreation therapy and expressive arts also play a vital role in our program. We feel that quality structured activity/art therapy provides a safe place for kids to practice teamwork, build self-esteem and resolve trust issues that have been diminished through years of traumatic events.
Our Sexual Aggressive Youth Program (SAY) for male adolescents ages (13-18) is based on a Relapse Prevention Model and the theory that sexuality and sexual identity are multi-faceted in their development and expression. We have developed a comprehensive treatment approach that focuses not only on the skills for managing sexual behavior and impulses, but also social and communication skills through the examination of cognitive distortions, relationship development, emotional expression, and development of empathy. We incorporate Trauma Informed Care, individual, group and family therapy, activity and recreation therapy and Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) a therapeutic model that provides effective support and treatment for our residents.
Our Transitional Living Program also referred to as The Bridge Program is for who are ready to transition from a high-level residential care setting to a less restrictive and more community-oriented setting by utilizing a residential staffing model, as well as providing the ability to live and work within a home-like setting. Residents can experience the challenges of independence with a guidance and support system that will build confidence and aid them turning failures into success. Ultimately, residents who are able to complete the program will build the confidence to see that the setbacks are not the end, but a step in the process of community-reintegration.
Integration Activities Include
• Learn to budget and shop
• Volunteer at animal shelters and food pantries
• Build resumes and interview for jobs
• Open and balance a bank account
• Develop responsibilities on maintaining a home environment
We are in-network with most major insurances including, but not limited to: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, United, Humana, Cigna, Tricare, and most out of state Medicaid plans.
Prior to seeking treatment, contact your insurance company to confirm coverage for behavioral health services and to find out how much is covered each year. If you are unsure of your insurance mental health benefits, have an out-of-network plan, or are seeking a payment plan, our business office is happy to help. Our team will work with your out-of-network plan to attempt a single case agreement.
For assistance with financial verification, call 573.774.5353
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.
CM said that her daughter is making such great progress and has begun to communicate with her. She is so thankful for the therapist who helped her daughter!!
We used you all in the past and we have seen the improvements that you all have made. God Bless you all for helping these children.