Quincy, IL

(217) 222-0034

Karen Buckwalter


Boys and Girls

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Residential Treatment provides services to male and female adolescents, ages 12 - 21, who require multi-disciplinary planned interventions and treatment based on what is therapeutically in the best interests of the individual. Chaddock's multidisciplinary Core Treatment Team, including a therapist, village manager, teacher, and case manager, works in collaboration with the adolescent, family and significant others to create and implement an individual treatment plan focusing on the specific behavioral and/or emotional difficulties unique to that individual. Each treatment plan is designed to help the client develop, demonstrate and evaluate the necessary skills to take effective control of their own behavior, enabling them to progress to a less restrictive environment.

Clients live in a cottage setting on a 30-acre campus where they participate in therapeutically designed program and recreational activities. Each client's therapeutic needs are addressed through individual, group, family (as appropriate) and/or specialized therapy and counseling. Clients maintain their academic skills by attending the on-grounds special education school, Quincy Public Schools, or G.E.D. prep courses based on their level of academic, behavioral and emotional functioning.

Education: There is simply not enough room in the current school to serve all the campus and community-based students who could benefit from Chaddock’s special education programs. The proposed educationalcenter provides the flexibility to respond to changing educational needs, and establishes the program hub for all campus services. The Educational Center, which includes a new school, kitchen, dining hall, and training/conference rooms, will be adjacent to recreational and clinical facilities enabling students to have their needs met in the most efficient, effective manner.

Founded in 1853 by the Methodist Episcopal Church, Chaddock’s ministry is rooted in Judeo-Christian heritage and Wesleyan tradition. Through nearly 150 years of successful existence, Chaddock’s stewardship commitment to its heritage and tradition has been a key factor in meeting the organization’s goal of offering hope and healing to needy children and their families. Building on that heritage, as the needs of children and families have changed over the years, Chaddock has responded. In many cases, that has meant adapting buildings on Chaddock’s 32-acre campus to meet very different needs. Some of these buildings have been adapted, and well-used, for nearly 100 years.

Our vision for ministering to children and families, today and in the future, revolves around serving those with the greatest need for hope and healing in the heart of our campus. By locating their living quarters, school, cafeteria, recreational areas, chapel and access to clinical services in close proximity to each other, Chaddock can provide a safe haven where these young people can begin to address the exceptional challenges before them surrounded by the care and concern of those best able to help them reach their goals.

Chaddock’s master facility plan proposes extensive renovation of some of the current buildings, demolition of antiquated facilities, and the construction of a new education center, a kitchen and dining hall, two treatment residences, a maintenance facility and a Center for Family Development to meet the needs of families in the community. The architectural design of the buildings will be in keeping with the historical style of the neighborhood, with an emphasis on the Prairie style. Sustainable concepts have been incorporated into construction and landscaping plans.

Chaddock’s volunteer leadership and staff respect and honor Chaddock’s heritage. We are committed to meeting the needs of children and families for another 150 years. And, we believe our vision for the campus will allow us to best serve the lives that are being entrusted to us. Won’t you please join us in our commitment to build on a heritage of hope and healing?

Chaddock - Main Campus and
Chaddock Child and Family Center
205 South 24th Street Quincy, Illinois 62301
(217) 222-0034 Main Office Phone
(217) 222-3865 Main Office Fax
(217) 222-0253 CFC Office Fax

Debbie Reed
Chaddock President, Ext. 333

Karen Buckwalter
Director of Treatment Services, Ext. 319

Jerry Douglas
Director of Education and Facilities, Ext. 353

Linda Harcharick
Director of Finance, Ext. 315

Amy Hyer
Director of Human Resources and Quality Assurance, Ext. 322

Denee Jordan
Director of Prevention and Intervention Services, Ext. 451

Marge Ozley Roate
Director of Development and Marketing, Ext. 331

John Roope
Director of Chaddock Training Institute, Ext 476

Integrative Attachment Therapy

Integrative Attachment Therapy is built around the principles of Attachment Theory. This approach is consistent with the agency’s Reality Therapy treatment philosophy and its foundational concept that relationships are primary. The overriding attitude and approach of the staff is accepting, curious, empathic, loving and playful.

In addition to weekly therapy, counseling may be spontaneous, in response to a specific occurrence, or scheduled as a part of the individual treatment plan. Treatment is coordinated through a multidisciplinary Core Treatment Team, which includes the client’s therapist, attachment counselor, village manager and teacher. Youth in the program may attend an accredited on-grounds special education school, and have supervised access to recreational and campus activities.

An attachment counselor will be highly involved in the client’s environment to facilitate engagement in a close relationship. Activities to enhance bonding include: cooking, music, group meetings, recreation and skill-building activities, chores, celebrations, development of life books, and sharing of hobbies and talents.

Parents are expected to participate in family therapy sessions on a regularly scheduled basis, and will receive education and/or information on parenting techniques and strategies to enhance attachment. Becoming a Love and Logic Parent is the parenting technique supported in this program. In addition to visitation, phone contact between the client and family is used to maintain connections with each other. Parents will also receive regular updates from staff on the client’s progress.

Length of stay in this program may range from 12 - 18 months based on individual progress.


Residential Treatment Center

(217) 222-0034

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