WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE RESIDENTIAL PLACEMENT PROGRAM

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This program is generally a good fit for 15-  to 18-year-olds who have been diagnosed with conditions such as depression, bipolar Disorder, anxiety (generalized, social and/or separation anxiety), ADHD, or other controlled conditions.
 
Because our host families in this program are volunteers and not professionals, we must consider the best interests of both the teens and their hosts in determining eligibility.  Therefore, we try to offer alternative program options for teens struggling with psychosis, conduct disorder, moderate to severe Autism Spectrum Disorder. moderate to severe intellectual disability, history of inappropriate sexual behavior, heavy drug use, suicidal or homicidal tendencies, severe aggression or significant self-harming behaviors.  
 
Certain physical and medical conditions may preclude a child’s participation such as poorly controlled diabetes, seizure disorders, the need for medication that requires intense monitoring, and any other condition that interferes with the ability to perform typical outdoor farm chores.
 
Don’t hesitate to apply or contact us if you think a teen might quality at info@bensranch.org
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