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Wediko NH School & Treatment Program

Residential Treatment Center

Wediko NH School & Treatment Program Program Information

Gender: Boys Only
Ages: 6-21
Grades: K - 12
Estimated Enrollment: 40
Length of Stay:
Program was founded in: 1989
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Wediko NH School & Treatment Program Contact Information

11 Bobcat Boulevard
Windsor, NH 03244
Phone: (603) 478-5236
Fax: (603) 478-2049
School Contact: Rand Lounsbury, M.Ed.
Alternative Contact: Harry W. Parad, Ph.D.
Therapy Provided?: Yes

Program Description:

Wediko believes that no child or family is beyond the reach of clinical and educational interventions. Wediko’s mission is to provide the most effective services possible to children with serious emotional, behavioral, and academic problems.

Wediko is a non-profit agency with over 70 years of experience dedicated to childrenwhose learning, social development and self-direction is lagging. If you are an educator,clinician or parent with a high risk child please tour this site for information on unusuallearning styles, problematic adoptions, ADD and learning disabilities.

Wediko Children's Services is a non-profit organization created to help children at risk. In the nineteen thirties the late Dr. Robert A. Young began to formulate ideas for a summer program which would relieve troubled children from the pressures of their daily lives, as well as provide comprehensive, growth-producing experiences. In 1934, his concepts were realized with the establishment of the country's first summer therapeutic treatment camp. World War II forced the temporary closing of the setting; however, in 1948 it was reformulated under the name Wediko. Dr. Young's vision of a therapeutic environment broadened as he constructed a program that directed children towards successful experiences with peers and adults. He viewed a child's stay at Wediko as a time for learning new social skills, as well as, correcting existing distortions in feelings and thoughts. Wediko has steadfastly maintained Dr. Young's commitment to children while expanding the scope of Summer Program services. Since Dr. Young's day, the staff-to-child ratio has increased, as has the capacity to design and implement detailed objective-oriented treatment/educational plans. The program has been enlarged to include a school, groups for girls, specialized groups for adolescents and groups treating atypical, ADD, and adopted children. Wediko's spectrum of psychological and educational approaches encourages self-knowledge, self control and the development of self esteem.

Besides the Summer Program, Wediko offers the Boston School-Based Program which provides community-based clinical services to children and families in the greater Boston area. Wediko provides clinical services to over 600 families whose children attend the Boston, Medford, and Chelsea Public Schools. The school based program was awarded a contract by the Boston Public Schools to run a summer school program for students who have trouble maintaining academic and behavioral gains over the summer break. Every summer about 90 students attend the program in Boston. The Boston program also provides intensive short-term group and family therapy services to youth at risk.

Finally, the Wediko School was founded in 1989, and is based on Wediko's therapeutic Summer Program. The school offers boarding, day, and independent living programs for 50 boys between the ages of 6 and 21. Students who attend the school typically struggle with lagging self-control, inadequate socials skills, and poor academic achievement. Wediko integrates individualized curriculum with language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, and fine arts. The Wediko School also offers social skills training, daily group meetings, individual therapy, comprehensive feedback systems, motivating incentive systems, and therapeutic horseback riding.

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