Development of The Whole Child

We offer services and activities that enrich your child’s social, emotional and mental health well being. In our programs, we focus on increasing your child’s resiliency through self-esteem, positive self-image, cognitive skills, independence and self-control.

At TDP in rural Pennsylvania, we offer practical solutions & services to help your child get back on track in their school and in your community. Our approach covers four core areas of focus that are interrelated to four angles that will help reduce the behaviors of concern that you are having with your child.

We All Have Strengths and Weaknesses

Not all children are the same

You probably already know all children don’t fit the same “cookie cutter mold.” What works in helping one child’s behavior of concern may not affect another. That’s why at TDP, we establish a strategic Individualized Wellness Plan (IWP) for each of our youth.

This means that the degree each program will be integrated into your child’s schedule at TDP will directly depend on his/her needs.

For example, let’s say your child has issues with obesity and study habits – then we’ll stress our health/wellness and targeted tutoring components in their schedule. Or, maybe their entering the age where employment skills are going to play a large factor in their lives – then we’ll focus largely on Career/Vocation while still making room for our other programs in their daily schedule. After all their needs are assessed, every youth will be given a fully targeted and structured schedule of events.

Of course, parents are encouraged to participate when possible and your opinion will be heard.

An Individualized Wellness/Learning Plan

From start to finish, we care about your child’s needs

Upon entry into our program, your child will receive an individualized service plan that’s based on a thorough assessment of his/her past and present life issues. This service plan will include short and long-term objectives that will be met while your child is with us.

Our goal categories identified in your child’s Individualized Wellness Plan (IWP) will be:

  • Family
  • Legal
  • Alcohol and drug use and abuse
  • Mental Health/Behavioral/Interpersonal
  • Medical/Health/Wellness
  • Education/Vocation/Career Exploration/Entrepreneurship
  • Recreation/Spirituality/Community Service
  • Life Plan

When your child’s experience at Taylor Diversion Programs comes to a close, we’ve implemented several strategic components that will help ensure their continued success. We are committed to remaining a resource to you and your child long after the program is completed.

Contact us for more information (814) 316-5157.

Through our diversion programs, TDP provides experiences that give youth the opportunities they need to increase their chances for success and the necessary skills to better manage their risks through strength enhancement.

What others are saying…

  • Taylor Diversion Program not only addresses the development of competencies necessary for a successful transition to living independently in the community, but also includes a family component which assists in the rebuilding of relationships between family, caregivers, schools and communities, an area in which most of these youth have ‘broken many bridges’. Mentoring is a critical component of this program which will be an ongoing process throughout the stay.Children and Youth Services Representative
  • “After visiting the site and hearing the plans you have for TDP, I believe the types of programs and services that you propose to offer will fulfill an important need in the region. The intent of this mentoring program is to help at risk children develop the competencies needed to develop a successful lifestyle and assist in rebuilding relationships between family, caregivers, schools and communities.”Congressman
  • “I am firmly convinced that having this leadership and mentoring program in our area will have a very positive impact on our students, our schools, and our communities. It is discouraging to witness deteriorating behavior and performance in young people who we know have ample potential, but are not served adequately by the confines of public education. I know that the motivation behind Taylor Diversion Programs is to reach students before they head too far down the wrong path. Even at our small, rural high school, we encounter numerous students that become involved with juvenile probation, placement facilities, and/or incarceration during and after high school. Taylor Diversion Programs will create a scenario where caring adults can have a positive impact in preventing the patterns of negative behavior, rather than reacting to it after the fact.”-Guidance Counselor

Our Mission

TDP provides supportive prevention services for troubled youth and their families by using proven strategies in education, vocation, nature and wellness in order to create stronger, healthier communities.

Our Promise

As TDP grows, we will continue our commitment to exceed the expectations of the populations served; moreover, we will remain committed to treating every youth as family.

Multi-faceted Approach

TDP has created a unique,  four-dimensional Prevention/Intervention program for youth: 

Taylor Diversion Programs, Inc.© does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in the employment or in the provision of services.

TDP is a 501(c)(3) organization, fully licensed by PA 3800 regulations to operate a residential independent living program. We also have a private licensed school, through the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Lighthouse Island Academy.