The Plan-It Life, Inc. Banning facility enjoys the distinction of being one of the first facility opened by Plan-It Life. As with all of the facilities, we engage our residents in a daily treatment milieu. A typical day, includes at least two groups, one addressing safety and principles of living in community, and at least one addressing essential life skills, such as regulation of emotions, conflict resolution, healthy peer relationships, and anger management.
Our residents have access to a facility clinician and are encouraged to participate in individual therapy at least twice each week, in addition daily group therapy. Individual therapy provides a meaningful opportunity for residents to create behavior contracts consistent with their primary goals, and positively reinforced by mutually agreed upon incentives. These have proven to be both useful and welcomed by the residents, providing a sense of personal accomplishment self-confidence with each success.
Our activities range from football and basketball and soccer, to skateboarding, cycling and fishing. At the gym, our residents are conditioning for cardio-aerobic health, weight training, and general fitness. Additionally, we are into building toys with Nanoblocks and enjoy the table game challenges of Chess, Monopoly, and Uno. Our most exciting project this month has been the preparatory work for a half-court basketball area in the back yard. Our activities are richly complimented by Equestrian therapy, swimming, money management outings, and our much-anticipated return to Music Changing Lives.
Child Abuse Hotline:
(888) 743-1478 ext. 211
Substance Abuse Screening
Assessment & Referral Center:
California Youth Crisis Line:
Transitional Ade Youth:
Choices Clinic Medical & Counseling:
Family Resource Center:
Kids Come First Community Clinic:
Plan-It Life, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) residential treatment center for at-risk youth, ages 12 -18. Plan-It Life, Inc. was founded in 2001 by CEO/ Administrator Shelia C. Marshall -McLean, LMFT, a Clinical Psychotherapist with a passion for fostering growth and self-awareness in youth. Mrs. McLean envisioned a safe haven where abused and/or neglected teens could come to learn social skills, decision-making skills, improve their education, receive anger management and therapy, as well as assistance in transitioning into the next phase of their lives.