About Copper Hills Youth Center

Our Mission: To provide a structured and therapeutic environment with individualized treatment to encourage progress, growth, and healing.

Population Served: We serve the needs of male and female adolescents, ages 12 through 17. We are able to provide treatment through the 17th year until the day before a resident turns 18.

Convenient Location: 5899 West Rivendell Drive, West Jordan, Utah 84081 (30 minutes south of Salt Lake City International Airport)

Fully Accredited and Licensed:  We are fully accredited by The Joint Commission, licensed by the Utah Department of Human Services, and our non-public school is fully accredited by AdvanceED

Treatment Programs: We offer specialized programming for Behavioral Misconduct, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Sexual Misconduct. Chemical Dependency and Substance Abuse Treatment Services are also available.

Behavior Modification: We utilize a Phase Program designed for a trauma-focused level of care.

Why choose Copper Hills Youth Center?

Trauma-Informed Care – We offer a trauma-informed care model program that is evidenced based: Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS).

Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy – We utilize an attachment-informed care model with direct care staff: Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP).

Family Inclusion – We value the importance of family. Parents receive the opportunity to learn DDP skills from therapists in weekly family therapy sessions. In addition, we offer an online program entitled Family Bridge, which allows a family to stay connected and updated regarding the progress of his or her child while in treatment.

Direct Care Staff – All of our direct care staff is trained on clinical models by supervisors who are therapists.

Treatment Programs – We offer specialized programming for Behavioral Misconduct, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Sexual Misconduct. In offering a variety of programs we have the opportunity to find the best fit for each adolescent.

Substance Abuse Treatment – Chemical Dependency and Substance Abuse Treatment Services are also available for adolescents that are currently struggling with these issues.

Clinical Staff – All of our therapists are masters level clinicians with a variety of specializations in addition to the SPARCS and DDP models.

Non-Public School – Our staff includes a Director of Special Education, Special Education Teachers, and a Licensed School Psychologist.. We offer a year-round calendar, behavioral support program, monthly progress notes, quarterly report cards, life skills training, anti-bullying program, field trips, and sports tournaments.

Education Department – Academics is a priority at Copper Hills. We utilize a traditional school model where students transition between classrooms and experience different teachers for different subjects.

Teachers – Many of our teachers have Special Education credentials and students are actively engaged in the classroom. Our teachers use a variety of instructional approaches such as cooperative learning, exhibitions of learning, research projects, etc.

School Environment – We offer an enriched school environment to actively engage students in the social aspects of the school experience. Activities include field trips, guest speakers, assemblies, and sports tournaments.

Recreational Therapy Department – In 2013, Copper Hills Youth Center was presented the “Outstanding Program Award” by the Utah Recreation Therapy Association. This award is highly recognized in the field and is awarded to programs that provide exceptional programming along with a high degree of professionalism and quality work.

Recreational Therapy Programming – Our exceptional Recreation Therapy (RT) program is evidenced based. Our award-winning curriculum incorporates a Psychoeducational Program, Adventure-Based Program, Challenge Course Program, Service Learning Program, Animal Assisted Therapy, and Community Reintegration Program. Our clinical RT program incorporates assessments, individualized goals, ongoing evaluations and discharge planning.

Additional Recreational Services: In addition to Recreation Therapy, the following services are provided: Art Therapy and Music Therapy provided by credentialed Art and Music Therapists and Yoga provided by a certified Yoga Instructor.

Family Bridge - Family Bridge is an innovative online treatment tool, used by parents and therapists, combining professional coordination, a parenting library, and the input and creativity of the natural support system of family and friends in the student’s life. Each student at Copper Hills Youth Center will have his or her own Family Bridge and parents/guardians may help his or her child build a “Home Team” of support. Family Bridge allows this team to: receive updates, stay connected to the school, learn of special events and activities, and receive therapy information, pictures, letters, and more. The Family Bridge resource continues even after the student leaves Copper Hills Youth Center to assist with a successful transition.

Mission Statement

Through teamwork, integrity, accountability, communication and respect, Copper Hills Youth Center strives to make changes for the greater good and provide extraordinary service to the youth we serve, their families, our employees and our community.

Vision

Copper Hills Youth Center will invest its time and resources in the youth and the families we serve and support positive change. This will be accomplished through quality programming, collecting and analyzing data and exhausting all ethical means necessary to produce the wanted change.

Values

  • Respect: We believe that each individual is unique, capable of change and deserving of our respect.
  • Integrity: We believe in doing the right thing and doing it well, regardless of the consequences.
  • Teamwork: We believe in working as a team through open and continuous communication. We respect every person’s voice and actively work for the greater good.
  • Communication: We believe that through active listening, compassion, understanding, honesty, and cooperation, we will communicate the needs of those we serve and represent.
  • Accountability: We believe in being responsible for the outcomes of our words and actions.