AMIkids is a national non-profit operating 44 programs across 9 states, including Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri, South Carolina, New Mexico and North Carolina.
AMIkids offers a wide variety of programs and models, built to address each student's issues and troubled pasts on an individual basis. All of our programs implement the AMIkids Personal Growth Model © to separate their troubled past from a bright future.
Residential programs operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week with students residing in dormitories on campus. The youth participate in these programs for approximately 4-9 months and leave only for off-site supervised program activities or approved furloughs, distancing them from their 'normal environment and allowing them to focus solely on their situation and making things right to better their future. Youth have been adjudicated delinquent by the court and typically have multiple misdemeanors or felonies.
Day Treatment programs allow youth to reside at home and attend the program daily. Day treatment programs are co-ed, serving both boys and girls and typically last from 4-6 months. Staff are able to address issues in both the home and in the students' neighborhood by working with the kids and family together. Youth have been adjudicated delinquent by the court for misdemeanors and lesser felonies. Students are referred through juvenile justice agencies or school districts.
Family Services programs provide home-based family counseling and intervention through an AMIkids counselor that makes regular visits to the home to work with the youth and family to address issues that may be causing delinquent behavior. This program is implemented as designed by Functional Family Therapy (FFT LLC, Inc.), which is a short-term, high quality intervention program with an average of 12 sessions over a 3-4 month period. FFT is a strength-based model and at its core is a focus and assessment of those risk and protective factors that impact the child and their environment.
AMIkids prevention model works with local school districts to help kids who exhibit behavior or academic struggles that may lead to being a risk of dropping out or becoming part of the juvenile justice system. This model inspires academic success and helps communities and schools prevent offenses from happening, rather than only treating after they offend.
AMIkids alternative schools that emphasize improving student citizenship and increasing academic functioning level during regular school hours and work in collaboration with local school districts. Referred youth receive alternative education because they are unable to perform within the public school system, have displayed disruptive behavior, are facing expulsion or having experienced learning disabilities or emotional handicaps.
AMIkids After School programs provide comprehensive programming to help students in grades 7-12 determine and develop career pathways through vocational education and training, as well as job placement and support services. This program gives students who are demonstrating risk behaviors in school and/or the community an opportunity to learn useful vocational career technical skills and industry-recognized certificates that prepare them to make better choices and contribute to the community.
Centers for Academic Discipline (CADs) provide students an alternative to suspension, expulsion and/or juvenile justice institutionalization. The model serves youth who are either failing high school due to excessive or extreme anti-social behaviors or those who previously dropped out but are now ready to focus on graduating. Three stand-alone program models (School Safety, School Performance, and Graduation Intervention) operate as a comprehensive set of services under one school program. Each set of services are separated and defined by designated classroom and learning spaces.
Residential Care programs specialize in behavior modification and personal/social development for both boys and girls, who often come from the foster care system after multiple failed placements. Students are housed at homes or facilities until permanency options are available, which include adoption, mentorship, appropriate foster care, or independent living. Students in this program receive training in developing goals, meeting expectations, and making better choices. – less
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