Residential Treatment Services provide a 24-hour, therapeutic residential treatment center for abused and neglected teenagers. Located in Hollywood, this group foster home for up to 36 youth provides a safe, supportive and structured environment to address the youths’ emotional, behavioral, social and educational needs.
Residents come to Aviva through the Juvenile Court System or Los Angeles County Department of Family and Children’s Services, having experienced horrific physical, sexual and/or emotional abuse. Many have substance abuse issues; histories of being commercially exploited; or criminal records. Aviva staff is specially trained by the Department of Probation to work with commercially, sexually exploited children to support these teens and help them process and heal from their past experiences.
PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT: COMMERCIALLY SEXUALLY EXPLOITED CHILDREN
Aviva staff is specially trained by the Department of Probation to work with commercially sexually exploited children to support these teen girls and help them process and heal from their past experiences. California has emerged as a magnet for commercially sexual exploitation of children (“CSEC”). The FBI rates Los Angeles as one of the top three cities for “high intensity child prostitution.”
Since I started at Aviva they helped me with my emotional challenges. They helped me by helping me get my life straight, because in the beginning I had a hard time realizing that I had to move forward in order to leave the past behind.