Residential Treatment Programs and Services mirror many of the ideals
that were instituted with "Cap" Bradley's homelike family
and community setting in the 1890's. Under the guidance of
professionally trained staff, each resident learns the qualities
of courtesy, cooperation, and willing service in the normal give
and take of family and community life. In these carefully designed
therapeutic group settings, close attention is paid to individual
The cornerstone and largest component of Allendale is our 148 bed residential treatment program which includes a 100 acre main campus on Cedar Lake in Lake Villa, IL, a 20-bed facility in Benet Lake, WI (approximately 15 miles north of the main campus) and two community based group homes in Waukegan, IL. Individual units serve as homes for 8-14 children or adolescents and are designed to serve a particular population grouped by age, diagnostic profile, and social/emotional functioning level. These programs serve both male and female children and adolescents ranging in age from 7-21 who are experiencing a wide variety of problems. The more common "labels" are emotional/behavioral disability, oppositional defiant disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorders, pervasive developmental disorders, schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. While each child's course of treatment is individualized, the following treatment components are available to all in placement, as determined by multidisciplinary treatment planning:
Testing and Assessment
Services and Consultation
- Family Therapy
- Process Oriented
- Psycho educational
Milieu Based Treatment
- On Campus
special Education or Local Public School Attendance
Recreation and Experiential Outdoor Education
Assessment and Training (14 yrs and older)
Abuse Assessment and Education
The goal is
to help children overcome hardships and benefit from a living environment
that addresses problems while focusing on strengths and the development
of strong, healthy relationships.
and Community Support Services
Bradley Counseling Center is an outpatient counseling center servicing
the surrounding community as well as providing satellite services
in Gurnee, IL. Individual, group, family, and couple therapy are
provided, in addition to specialized services such as anger management
groups, parent education programs, and Counter-Response SM Training for couples. Consultation and education is available
to community and public school organizations to promote prevention
and early identification of emotional or behavioral disturbances
affecting children and their families.
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||9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
420 West Grand Avenue
P.O. Box 1088
Lake Villa, IL 60046-1088
5465 West Grand Avenue
Gurnee, IL 60031-4913
Specialized and Traditional Foster Care Program serves a population ranging from childhood to adolescence.
Youth within this program range from medically complex to children
and adolescents with emotional and behavioral challenges.
These specialized homes are licensed, monitored and supported by
Allendale professionals with training backgrounds in human services,
social work, psychology, psychiatry, and special education.
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Community Support Program & Wraparound/Mentoring Services focus on prevention of restrictive placements by working closely
with local public schools and community mental health systems to
promote early identification of children and adolescents at risk
of serious emotional or behavioral problems. Support services
can be delivered in home, based on individual and family strengths
and needs, as well as child and family team recommendations.
a full continuum of educational services ranging from full time
attendance in the on campus special education program to full time
attendance at public schools. The Elizabeth Morse Education
Center, on the main campus, provides services to residents of Allendale
as well as the Stepping Stone Day Treatment Education program for
children from neighboring communities. There are additional
schools for the residents of Benet Lake as well as the Treatment
School in Woodstock, IL (LINC - Learning Increases through Networking
in the Community).
initially assessed by a multidisciplinary team consisting of teachers,
educational diagnosticians, social workers, psychologist, psychiatrist,
nurses and related therapist. A comprehensive curriculum is
offered to help students make academic and behavioral progress.
Instruction is small enough (no more than 10 students in a class)
to offer curriculum modification and individualized support.
Classes are offered in all core curriculum areas as well as a wide
variety of enrichment classes including art therapy, music therapy,
physical and experiential education, recreation, horticulture, with
a strong emphasis in comprehensive vocational education, assessment
training, outdoor education, job preparation and placement.
Related services such as occupational therapy, speech and language
therapy, learning disability remediation, group and family counseling
or psychotherapy are offered.
The main campus
program includes collaboration between Allendale and local public
schools, offering students the opportunity to transition into public
schools when appropriate. A variety of vocational experiences
ranging from on campus tutorials to attendance at the Lake County
High School Technical Campus are provided to students 14 years and
older. Work placements are available on campus and through
P.O. Box 1088
Lake Villa, lllinois 60046
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