STEPS Program provides mental health treatment to children and adolescents with sexually abusive behavior problems. The intensive day treatment service is for male adolescents ages 12-18 with sexually abusive behavior problems. Clients participate in treatment five days a week from 8-4PM. Clients attend school on site through the San Diego Unified School District. Students benefit from the small class size (no more than 12 students) and the teacher/student ratio allows for frequent individual attention with their academics. Day Treatment provides individual, group therapy, family therapy, social skills building groups, treatment teams, medication assessment and monitoring.
In addition, STEPS provides an outpatient treatment program for males and females ages 6-18. The main outpatient office is in Kearny Mesa and STEPS has a satellite office in Escondido to meet the needs of North County referrals. In outpatient, clients participate in one hour a week individual and/or family therapy. The program takes a restorative rather than a punitive approach, and incorporates the belief that every youth in the program has the potential to gain insight and change.