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Brooke Place

Target Population: Girls aged 12-18 are referred to gender-specific treatment at Brooke Place from a variety of sources:
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All referrals must eventually be put through the Automated Placement Referral (APR) by the girl’s WVDHHR caseworker.

Referrals are reviewed and responded to by the Brooke Place Director.  Sometimes additional information is requested.  In general, the information needed to make a decision about placement includes:

Once there is mutual agreement that Brooke Place is the placement of choice, an intake date is set.  While the caseworker is responsible for signing the intake documents, it is desirable for at least one adult family member to be present at admission (unless contraindicated).  This is a first opportunity for an introduction to Brooke Place staff, to make a tour of the facility, and receive a handbook with the kind of information parents often want to know.   

emotional lookBrooke Place will make every effort to maintain the connection between a girl and her family as long as this contact is not contraindicated.  This means families may visit at any time with just a courtesy phone call to let staff know they are coming.  Family members can join us for dinner, help with homework, and participate in or observe the routine of daily living.  Family members cannot regularly take the resident off grounds or remove her from individual or group counseling sessions.  Joining the residents on activities is possible but must be arranged with the Brooke Place Director.  Accommodations are available in the private family room for parent(s) who wish to visit overnight.

If it is decided that placement at the group home is appropriate, contacts are made with the interested parties-the caseworker, probation, other agency, family, etc. A date is set for intake.

Brooke Place has success with girls fitting these general guidelines:Hope

Brooke Place does not maintain a waiting list for residency. Referrals are considered in conjunction with openings available and on a high risk-high need basis. If you are a caseworker and wish to view our current openings, go to West Virginia Child Placement Network.

Brooke Place services are funded in part by WVDHHR Bureau of Children and Families.

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