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  • Valley teen ranch
    Social Work 180 Instructor: Kris Clarke
    By Kendra Daniels
  • .Valley teen ranch was established in 1987 as a private, non profit residential group. This ranch accommodates 32 at- risk boys, ages 9-17, placed by the court because they have been abused or judged to be delinquent .
    . Valley teen ranch is on 80 acres in the san Joaquin valley of the central California.
    . Valley teen ranch is a group home for a risk boys troubled boys that have been removed from inner- city influences.
  • Agency Practice
    Valley teen ranch is working to provide the opportunity for these boys to deal with their emotional, social, mental and spiritual challenges in a safe and healthy environment. The boys are placed with us from County Probation Departments throughout the State, via a court order by the Juvenile Judge. They have committed offenses such as Assault and Battery, Grand Theft Auto, Breaking and Entering, Truancy from School, and Drug and Alcohol abuse.
  • continued
    They typically stay with us for 12-15 months. During that time they attend an on-site Community Day School operated in partnership with Golden Valley Unified School District. They participate in daily chores, individual and group counseling, and receive two weekly substance abuse treatment groups. They are taught by example to be respectful, polite, responsible, reliable and to tell the truth. They also assist with outdoor chores such as feeding the animals, irrigating the pastures, cleaning the swimming pool and grounds maintenance.
  • Define population:
    Delinquent and abused children (infant to age 12 boys
    Delinquent and abused youth (ages 12-18)
    Developmentally delayed children (physically and/or mentally handicapped, non ambulatory)
    Juvenile sex offenders
    Emotionally disturbed children and youth
    Children with HIV
    Children with Substance abuse issues,
    Transitional housing
    Any other specified needs for youth in the community
  • The Priorities of Valley Teen Ranch
    Most of the boys at valley teen ranch fall well below academic grade-level standards. Many do not have such life skills as being able to tell time, use a ruler, or read at a second grade level. These are some of the reason that education is mandatory during their stay.
    The boys of valley teen ranch receive 24 hours supervision and weekly individual and group therapy. The mental health of the residents is closely monitored with individualized testing, evaluation, diagnosis, medication and assessment sessions.
  • Activities
    To help with some of the challenges the boys are faced with they have a ropes course. The ropes course is an outdoor adventure program that offers groups and individuals the opportunity to participate in activities involving mental and physical challenge, and emotional risk-taking.   It is designed to create an atmosphere where growth can take place through working together as a team  The ropes course includes experiential learning in the areas of trust, communication, teamwork, risk taking and problem solving. Low Ropes activities consist of a series of initiatives designed to build problem solving skills.  Teams are required to work together to overcome the obstacles presented to them.
  • Income and Expense for 2009
    2009 revenues
    2009 expenses
  • Mission statement
    "To assist vulnerable young people and their families in rebuilding their lives through caring relationships and opportunities to grow mentally, physically, socially and spiritually by living in a safe and healthy home.”
  • Goals and Achievements
    accomplishments include:
    • Boys’ Academics Improved by 80%
    • Increased Counties Placing by 5
    • 33% Successful Completion at the Group Home
    Goals for the future:
    • More HS Graduations, Honor Roll & College Admits
    • Recuit & Train More Foster & Adoption Parents
    • Expand Vocational Training Program at the Ranch