The Department's Comprehensive Treatment Model (CTM) uses Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) as the foundational treatment framework. It incorporates principles of Positive Youth Development (PYD) and trauma-informed care. CTM is racially, ethnically, gender, and developmentally responsive, aligns a youth’s recommended treatment hours with the youth’s risk for recidivism and treatment needs, ensures a youth’s service access considerations are identified and accommodated, identifies the unique strengths of a youth to create an individualized treatment service plan; and promotes partnerships with the youth, family, and other stakeholders to support youth's treatment progress.
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If you have any comments or questions related to the Comprehensive Treatment Model, please email CTM.Feedback@maryland.gov.