Admission Criteria for Nicholasville Campus Residential Treatment

Referrals can be accepted from the following

  • Department of Community Based Services
  • Department of Juvenile Justice
  • Court Designated Worker Offices: from surrounding counties
  • Private placements as arranged

Residential Treatment Admission Standards

1. Clients must be residents of Kentucky aged 12 to 18 (older ages may be considered if state-committed; 11 year old youth may be considered based upon assessment of the youth’s birth date and current population);

2. Clients of any race, creed, national origin or religion

3. Clients may be male or female

4. Clients have Full Scale IQ of 70 (lower IQ may be considered by Clinical Director on an individual basis);

5. Clients must be treatable in an open residential setting and able to conduct themselves in the community at large;

6. The relationship between the client and her family is so mutually destructive that separation must be carried out before professional help can be effective;

7. There must be discernible, at least “workable”, affect in the client. Her issues must allow her to eventually relate one-on-one basis with a professional in the program;

8. There must be an availability of an outside workable goal that motivates the client while in care;

9. The group, within the agency, to which the client will be assigned, is capable of absorbing her type of behavior.

Contraindication Preventing Admission:

1. Fire setting in the last 12 months
2. Substance abuse requiring detoxification
3. Sex offending issues identified
4. Pregnant
5. Actively suicidal or homicidal
6. Actively psychotic
7. Medically fragile: including physically handicapped; hearing-impaired and unable to use verbal English with adaptive equipment; sight-impaired and unable to be corrected by artificial means

How to make a referral:

Step 1:
Placement Coordinators and/or DCBS workers call or email a member of the KYUMH Clinical Services Residential Treatment Staff.

Step 2:
Fax referral information to (859) 241-3757

Step 3:
A response will be provided within 24 business hours.