NES provides up to 24-hour care for youth in DCFS custody residing in our residential programs. NES also works hand in hand with Professional Parents who are trained specifically to work with children in this population. All NES staff are trained to work with children who may have experienced traumatic events, have an intellectual or learning disability, or who experience a range of mental health challenges. NES strategizes its efforts closely with DCFS caseworkers, the youths clinical staff, and primary care physician to ensure that the child achieves the necessary and age appropriate skills for an independent and successful life.
NES offers its clients the opportunity to live in supervised group homes. A group home offers clients the opportunity to thrive in the community setting while living with roommates. NES group homes offer superior care to accommodate the needs of the persons residing in them. This arrangement is designed to model an adult living arrangement where single adults of the same sex share a home. The Staff are trained and certified to meet the unique needs of its clients and offer a variety of services tailored to the needs of the individuals therein.
Behavior Supports NES employs Board Certified Behavior Analysts, Board Certified Assisted Behavior Analysts, or those pursuing board certifications to create custom behavior service plans for its clients. These plans are designed to help clients replace their challenging or problem behavior with behavior that is more appropriate. These replacement behaviors, when learned by the clients, make their lives and the lives of those who work with more independent and fulfilling.
NES Host homes exemplify the family living dynamic. Clients residing in Host homes enjoy the benefits of family living while continuing to work on their life skills. NES Host home families are trained and licensed to provide care for this unique population.
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