We work with boys and girls ages 12-18. The average length of stay is about 160 days. We are a secure, residential facility with a maximum capacity of 24. Our average daily population is about 21. The youth live in 4 units based on “risk-level” and other factors. We engaged in a “Conditions of Confinement” Action Plan from 2012-2014 to minimize confinement time in their individual sleeping rooms, so the youth are often interacting in structured activities or recreational activities on their living units or in other areas of the facility. Part of our curriculum is called Skillstreaming, which is an evidence-based, structured social skills training curriculum that includes role-playing strategies for dealing with difficult situations. A secondary benefit of the role-playing is an increased level of comfort speaking in front of people and interacting socially.