Programs

Supported Foster Care

Serving Children ages 6-17 with Psychiatric, Behavioral, Mental Health and Emotional Problems.

Services offered:

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  • Medical and Nursing Care
  • Psychiatric and Medication Management
  • Clinical Services
    • Comprehensive Assessment
    • Individualized Treatment Planning
    • Individual Therapy
    • Family Therapy
    • Group Therapy
    • Therapeutic Milieu
    • Trauma Informed Care
    • Targeted Case Management Services
  • Cognitive
  • Expressive
  • Independent and Transitional Living Skills

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Enhanced Group Care

Serving Children boys ages 11-17 with Psychiatric, Behavioral, Mental Health and Emotional Problems

Services offered:

  • Medical and Nursing Care
  • Psychiatric and Medication Management
  • Clinical Services
    • Comprehensive Assessment
    • Individualized Treatment Planning
    • Individual Therapy
    • Family Therapy
    • Group Therapy
    • Therapeutic Milieu
    • Trauma Informed Care
    • Targeted Case Management Services
  • Independent and Transitional Living Skills

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Specialized Therapeutic Group Care

Carlton Manor operates three – seven day a week Therapeutic Group Homes in residential neighborhoods serving 28 children, youth, and their families. Facilities are under 24 hour supervision, and typical staff ratios are 1:4. Program youth attend a variety of community schools. Weekend programs exist at the three homes for children who do not go home over the weekend.

Families and youth are required to participate in weekly family and individual therapy. Daily therapeutic programming consists of focused activities. Therapeutic skills groups are conducted daily and range in a variety of topics including, but not limited to anger management, cognitive reasoning, problem solving, social skills, coping skills, and goal setting and review. Organized therapeutic recreational activities occur for a minimum of an hour a day and encourage the development of problem resolution skills, sportsmanship, and age appropriate behavior. Community outings aim to help re-integrate children into demanding social situations where they can learn, but also apply and test the skills they have been developing throughout their time at Carlton Manor. The treatment model focuses on strength based interventions which aim to increase the child’s self-esteem and foster development of an internal locus of control.

Case management is offered to youth and families to assist in resource allocation and improve communication between school and the treatment team.

Carlton Manor’s Specialized Therapeutic Group Care program referrals and requests for information regarding programs and services can be obtained from Dave Hytner MS, Director of Programs. Dave can be reached at (727) 422-5742 and via email at

Since June 1980, Carlton Manor, Inc. has provided an environment of compassionate care, support and high quality services through our Therapeutic Group Care programs.

The program is designed to help emotionally handicapped (E-H), severely emotionally disturbed (SED) and at-risk children and youth ages 6-15 become successful in their family, home and community environment and to reduce the potential placement of these children in acute inpatient, juvenile justice commitment, or long-term mental health residential placements.

Sixty percent of our program participants are in the custody of a relative or their biological or adoptive families, 40% are in the custody of the State of Florida. Our ultimate goal is to provide a compassionate, safe and stable environment which will help them to experience success at home, in school and in the community; and to reunify, strengthen and preserve the family.

Key Program Components

  • Complete Individualized Treatment Plan
  • 24 Hour / 7 days per week high quality care of children and youth by specially trained and highly committed professional staff
  • Intensive Family Work and Weekend
  • Family visits
  • Weekly individual, group and family
  • Therapy with Master’s level therapist
  • Outstanding Therapeutic Milieu & skills
  • Development programming
  • Full treatment team (includes Program Manager, Primary Clinician/Therapist, Group Home Counselors, RN, ARNP and Psychiatrist)
  • High level of community based activities throughout Pinellas County
  • Strong partnership and involvement with local public schools to support client success and achievement in the public school settings

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Our primary mission

Carlton Manor, Inc.strives to support children and families through the development of environments that promote emotional healing and behavioral change. We pursue a true partnership with each individual and family, striving to maximize growth, empowerment, stability and independence.

45 Westwood Terrace North, St. Petersburg, FL 33710, United States

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