1(435) 867-8168 - Cedar City

About Us

Residential Treatment Center for Youth with Compulsive Issues

The Residential Center

The Residential Center is a state of the art facility which was built from the ground up to treat and successfully supervise male adolescents who are sexually compulsive, and whose compulsive behavior may lead to future serious problems including, but not limited to, incarceration. Our program staff and therapists have a rich and lengthy history of working with this particular population of youth. This handout is designed to give you a quick overview of our facility, our school, the therapeutic program and our therapists who work with this growing population of youth.

Psychiatric Treatment

Our facility contracts with Ryan R. Williams, MD. as our psychiatrist. Dr. Williams is a well-trained child & adolescent psychiatrist with cross training in pediatrics and child abuse & neglect. The pediatric experience has given him added perspective on childhood physiology and a more comprehensive medical model for conceptualizing mental health and illness. Dr. Williams has a broad and balanced education in the use of biological as well as psychotherapeutic treatments.

Direct Care Staff

In addition to our therapists, our Direct Care Staff have years of service with this type of population. These employees are managed by our Program Director and Clinical Director.

Facility highlights include:

  • Individual bedrooms
  • A maximum of 10 youth in a living area, 2 cameras at the front and back
  • Two bathrooms for each 10 youth
  • Approximately 50 cameras recording youth and staff behavior
  • Therapist offices with cameras
  • Open and spacious kitchen area
  • Cameras on the outside of the facility view the entire surroundings
  • A washer and dryer for every 5 youth
  • Handicapped rooms
  • Safety Rooms (if residents are threatening self-harm)
  • A staff ratio of one staff member to every 4 residents
  • Licensed by the State of Utah

JCAHO Accredited

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)
In January of 2011 the Joint Commission accredited the Turning Point Family Care Program. This Behavioral Health Care Accreditation Program was a rigorous audit of every aspect of our program. Very few Behavioral Health Care Programs receive the same accreditation that Hospitals and other Medical facilities are required to have. We feel honored that JCAHO recognized the expertise and professionalism of what we do.

Educational Program

Turning Point School assists struggling teens in achieving their goals within the academic setting. We believe, with proper supports, our students will learn at high levels. We also recognize the academic range and levels vary from student to student. We offer a tiered system of support and ensure that our students receive the proper educational assistance.

Our Therapeutic Program

We have designed a 6 phase treatment approach for our youth. Each phase is designed to set a foundation for what the resident will be working on next. Each phase also decides the resident's level of privileges. Privileges are also based on the resident's willingness to comply with program standards and complete therapeutic assignments. The phase program is also designed so that the youth needs to demonstrate mastery of the concept in the school, the living center and when out in the community.


  1. Orientation
  2. Accountability
  3. Cycles
  4. Empathy
  5. Relapse Prevention
  6. Preparing for Release


  1. Demonstrates a knowledge of rules, policies and procedures.
  2. Client is accountable for his day to day actions with others and self.
  3. Intervenes in his own cycles both sexual and maintenance.
  4. Demonstrates empathy for victims, peers, teachers and staff.
  5. Understands concepts and has a viable plan for his community.
  6. Resident has made final preparations to return home.

The therapeutic program is accomplished through individual, group and family therapy. It is our goal to provide every possible help to the youth, his parents and any that he has offended upon.