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Treatment for Sexually Aggressive Youth (S.A.Y.)

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The S.A.Y.. program located in Bradford, PA provides specialized treatment to youth who demonstrate sexually aggressive behaviors. This semi-secure facility consists of 10 beds for males ages 13 to 18. The program is designed to specifically address the complex issues associated with offense prevention, while managing co-occuring mental health and behavioral difficulties. Highly trained Master's level staff provide both individual and group therapy on an intensive basis, and treatment teams/clinicians remain the same, regardless of placement, while in our continuum of care. This provides for uninterrupted progress in treatment whether in residential care, shelter care, foster care, or the community. An alternative treatment approach is available to clients diagnosed with I/DD.

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Research-based model follows recommendations from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers.

  • Comprehensive, state-of-the-art assessment services.
  • Individual and Group Treatment.
  • Polygraph examination.

Client should meet at least ONE of these criteria:

1. Adjudicated delinquent
2. Perpetrator of a founded CYS investigation
3. Admits to having committed a sexual offense and is amenable to treatment


Assessment includes behavioral observation by our professional team of specially trained staff. Our staff will be observing socialization skills, sexualized behaviors, aggressive behavior, impulsivity, oppositional and defiant behaviors, and conduct disordered behaviors of the client during their assessment period. Also during this period the following assessments will be conducted on an individual basis:

1. Psycho-social history
2. Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale (CAFAS)
3. Family Functioning Assessment (FFA)
4. Jesness Inventory-Revised
5. Connors Continuous Performance Test-II
6. Abel Assessment for Sexual Interest or

7. Abel-Blasingame Assessment for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
8. Psycho-educational evaluation
9. Psychiatric Evaluation
10. Estimate of Risk of Adolescent Sexual Offense Recidivism (ERASOR)
11. Juvenile Sexual Offender Assessment Protocol II