An Affiliate of Seven Hills Foundation
455 South Street
Barre, MA 01005
Phone: (978) 355-4541
Fax: (978) 355-6335
Contact: Joseph A. Allred, J.D.
Joined NAPSEC: 2014
Sexually Inappropriate Behavior, Sexually Reactive Behavior, Attention Deficit Disorder, Behaviorally Disordered, PDD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress, Dual Diagnosis, Psychiatric Disabilities, Developmentally Disabled, Emotionally Disturbed, Learning Disabled, Trauma, Conduct Disorder. Mood Disorders, Neurological Disorders, Episodic Psychosis, Reactive Attachment.
Stetson School is a nationally accredited, fully licensed, Chapter 766-approved Residential and Education Treatment Program for male youth and young men, ages 9-22, who have sexually problematic behaviors or behavior disorders in conjunction with emotional, and/or developmental disorders. We specialize in flexible, family-driven treatment, safety, stabilization, and assessment and we work to strengthen those supports to enable a safe return to the community.
Each youth receives therapeutic services conducted by a licensed, Masters or Doctoral level clinician and these services include, but are not limited to, individual, group, and family therapy, as well as recreational therapy, and animal therapy. Youth also participate in pro-social skill building programs, such as Skill Streaming and Preparing Adolescents for Young Adulthood (PAYA).
We also offer Transitional Age Youth (TAY) programming, which is designed for youth and young adults ages 18-22. Within this program participants will take part in Opportunities Career Exploration, which is a course designed to help prepare them for the academic, technical and workplace skills necessary to seek further education and employment in a field of their interest. Youth work on skills for effective career planning, career decision making, goal setting, and financial literacy. In addition, youth examine their personal learning style and individual characteristics to help inform and influence their educational and career decisions. Furthermore, these youth build on their independent living skills through experiential practice of money management, meal planning/grocery shopping, and cooking, amongst other skills.
Our education curriculum meets the Massachusetts Frameworks, offering courses in English, math, history and science grades 4 through 12. In addition youth participate in health education, physical education, career studies, art, vocational education and woodshop. Remedial reading services are provided by our Literacy/Assessment Coordinator. All teachers are certified in either a content area and/or in special education. Each classroom has approximately ten students, is taught by a licensed teacher and supported by classroom aides.
Our beautiful country setting provides a therapeutic, safe, and secure placement for male youth and young men, which promotes accountability and healing.
Stetson is SEVIS-approved and accepts international youth.
Students - Male
Age Range Served - 9-22
Age at Admission - 19-18
I.Q. Range Served - 50 and up
Program - Residential/Educational
Staff/Pupil Ratio - 3:1
Length of Program - 280 days
Enrollment - 96
Admission Procedures .
Referral is screened by our admissions coordinator. She will reach out within 24 hours of receiving the referral. If the student meets our criteria on paper, a personal interview is conducted. Once student is deemed eligible for admittance, the social worker will work in conjunction with our admissions coordinator and decide an admission date.
DCF, DSS, DYFS, DJS, DESE, DEEC, DDS, DYS.