Guma Bethesda Home Freed From Fed’s DMHSA Permanent Injunction After Winning JACO Accreditation

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Guam – District Court Judge Consuelo Marshal has freed the Guma Bethesda home from the permanent injunction against the Department of Mental Health.

The Judge acted after all sides agreed that the Bethesda home no longer needed the supervision of the Court because it has received Joint Commission accreditation.

READ Judge Marshal’s stipulated order

The home is run by the Latte Treatment Center which specializes in providing treatment to youths with “severe behavioral and emotional problems that may pose a danger to themselves or others.”

Plaintiff’s Attorney Daniel Somerfleck called the decision a first step in ending the federal government’s 11 year old involvement in the care of Guam’s  mentally disabled.

 

Latte Treatment Center, LLC specializes in providing treatment services for children and youth with severe behavioral and emotional problems that may pose a danger to themselves or others. These children and youth are often described as difficult to manage, out of control, hyperactive, violent and rebellious.

Their problems may include:

  • Disruptive Behavior
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Conduct Disorder
  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • Psychosis
  • Eating Disorder
  • Mental Retardation
  • Developmental Disorder