Youth Development

RHD has been serving at-risk youth for nearly 20 years. We pride ourselves in being at the forefront of progressive societal change with our innovative and individualized approach towards serving those who need us.

Offering an array of services that aim to meet the needs of underserved youth, RHD functions to achieve productive and emotionally fulfilling development among children and young adults. RHD supports community-based programs such as Children’s Outreach Services Program that function to dissolve behavioral and developmental barriers that hinder a child’s opportunity for progress.

RHD is a pioneer in creating a diverse array of unique, effective children’s services that have helped thousands of children and their families achieve their behavioral and educational goals.

'RHD really helped my family'

RHD’s diverse children’s services continuum, with a strong network of resources and the ability to provide different services based on the needs of different populations, has helped thousands of children and their families achieve their behavioral and education goals.

With an emphasis on a secure, therapeutic environment, programs such as Stepping Stones are designed to support RHD’s respectful and unique method for serving at risk youth. Since 2004, Stepping Stones has provided mental health services and education to elementary-aged children. With a multidisciplinary treatment team, this program aims to emphasize individual value and education through various therapy-oriented practices.

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  • Children’s Interim Response Team (CIRT)

    RHD’s Children’s Interim Response Team provides time limited, immediate, emergency behavior specialist consulting and therapeutic staff support wraparound services in partnership with Behavioral Health Services. All referrals should be directed …

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  • Early Intervention

    Early Intervention provides treatment for infants and toddlers, birth to three years, with developmental delays. The program has a family focus on skill training to enhance developmental skills of the …

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  • Future Search Network

    Winner of the 2011 Outstanding Global Work Award, presented by OD Network, Future Search Network is an international membership and training organization designed to stimulate innovative community planning using Future …

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  • High Fidelity Wraparound

    The RHD Youth and Family Team is a High Fidelity Wraparound Program that serves Philadelphia youth ages 13-16 and their families. The youth are referred to the team by the …

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  • Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS)

    RHD is pleased to partner with CBH and the School District of Philadelphia to provide Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS) to children, youth, and young adults in Clusters 15 and …

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  • Lower Merion Counseling & Mobile Services

    This community-based outpatient mental health treatment center includes psychiatrists and therapists providing comprehensive therapeutic mental health and drug and alcohol services to individuals, families, and groups. In addition, an administrative …

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  • RHD Children’s Services

    RHD’s diverse children’s services continuum, with a strong network of resources and the ability to provide different services based on the needs of different populations, has helped thousands of children …

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  • Stepping Stones

    Stepping Stones is a long-term partial hospital program serving children ages 6 to 11 from the Philadelphia area. The program provides specialized education services as well as individual, group and …

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  • Urban Youth Program

    The Urban Youth Program trains college and high school students to work in residential or vocational settings with children or adults with developmental disabilities. The program provides other organizations with …

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  • Youth Development and Career Readiness

    The Youth Development and Career Readiness program is an inspiring place of opportunity that is designed to equip students with the skills and experience necessary for a proficient workforce. By …

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