Programs & Services

10 States. 44 Programs. 140,000 Kids.

Types of Programs

AMIkids offers a wide variety of programs and models, built to address each student's needs and strengths on an individual basis. All of our programs implement the AMIkids Personal Growth Model © to separate their troubled past from a bright future. In addition to providing services during the course of a youth’s normal school day, most AMIkids programs provide treatment, enrichment, and support activities during after-school hours in the afternoon, evening, and during weekend.

AMIkids Program Enhancements - These services may be provided as a stand-alone or supplementary program.

  • Mentoring - AMIkids provides on-site, supervised individual and small-group mentoring to help youth develop important life skills, gain exposure to new opportunities, develop meaningful relationships, and access a wide array of resources.
  • Career and Technical Education is provided in two age-appropriate models:
    • The AMIkids Career Exploration Model, for ages 11-15, helps youth build self-awareness, learn about potential careers, and develop a plan for reaching future goals.
    • The AMIkids Workforce Development Model, for ages 16-24, utilizes a combination of school-based and work-based learning to help youth learn job readiness skills, earn industry-recognized certifications, and transition to the workforce.

Residential Treatment

Residential Programs operate 24 hours per day, seven days per week, with youth residing on campus. Trauma-informed programming is aimed at helping youth develop skills for successfully transitioning to community settings and/or the home environment.

  • Juvenile Justice Residential with or without Mental Health and/or Substance Abuse Treatment provides 24-hour rehabilitative care for youth referred primarily due to delinquency. These programs may include treatment services for youth with mental health and/or substance abuse conditions.
  • Specialized Therapeutic Residential provides 24-hour psychotherapeutic rehabilitative care for youth with severe behavioral, psychological, or emotional problems. Services are provided by a multi-disciplinary treatment team including clinical staff members.
  • Child Welfare Group Care provides a 24-hour group living setting for youth requiring a structured out-of-home care placement.
  • The AMIkids WINGS program model is designed specifically for girls, and services include comprehensive care management, therapeutic support services, student centered education, family engagement, skills building, and leadership development in a healing-centered environment.

Child Welfare

Day Treatment

Community Based Programs encompass a wide variety of AMIkids programs all provided within the community. This includes Juvenile Justice Day Treatment, Alternative Education (Charter, Infinity), After School, Delinquency Prevention, Family Services, and Pre-Apprenticeship.

  • Juvenile Justice Day Treatment programs provide intensive supervision and programming for youth referred primarily due to delinquency. Behavior modification, education, and treatment services are provided five days per week, typically three to eight hours daily.
  • Alternative Education programs are designed to help students who are struggling in traditional schools and may need academic remediation, positive behavior development, and individualized attention to succeed. AMIkids Alternative Education programs include Infinity Schools (a school-within-a-school model) and Charter Schools, which operate during normal school hours.
  • After School programs offer a variety of activities such as tutoring, career readiness, and technical training to students during after-school hours. AMIkids After School programs provide students comprehensive programming and support services to engage youth in positive opportunities that prepare them for success.
  • Delinquency Prevention programs provide gender-specific life management skills training, educational services, and youth development activities designed to prevent entry or further involvement in the juvenile justice system.
  • Family Services programs provide home-based skills building and/or family counseling and intervention using evidence-based practices. Family services may include program models such as Functional Family Therapy, Wraparound Services, and the AMIkids Family Centric Model. Family Services programs last approximately two to six months.
  • The AMIkids Pre-Apprenticeship program prepares students aged 16-24 for successful careers, offering industry training that is targeted to each local community’s needs for skilled workers. With a combination of academic, technical, and job readiness courses and individualized case management, AMIkids prepares and places students into higher education, jobs, and apprenticeships.
  • Outpatient Treatment services include screening, crisis/risk assessment, comprehensive assessment with behavioral health diagnosis, case coordination, and/or counseling services including individual, family, and group therapy. These services may be provided in the home, community, and/or facility between one and three days weekly by clinical staff members.
  • Wraparound Services emphasize integrating the youth into the community and building and strengthening supportive relationships for the entire family, by establishing a holistic plan that is coordinated with service providers.

Family Services

  • AMIkids Family Centric Model services include research informed skills training for families, provided in the home or community setting once weekly. Services are designed to reduce anti-social behaviors of youth, improve psychosocial functioning of youth, and improve family functioning.
  • Functional Family Therapy (FFT) services are provided in-home with youth and their family, for an average 12-16 sessions over three to six months. Developed by FFT, LLC, FFT is a strength based and research driven model that reduces risk factors and increases protective factors for youth and families and their environment.

Service Coordination

AMIkids’ Service Coordination partners with local or state agencies to develop and manage a continuum of community based and residential services from subcontracted direct service providers. Currently, AMIkids provides regional service coordination for the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice as part of their transformation initiative.