When your child experiences behavioral health problems, it can cause disruption at home, at school or in the community. We offer specialized psychiatry services for children ages 8 - 13 and can help you restore hope and harmony in your child’s life.
Intensive Outpatient Programs
Children’s Therapy Group
Children are encouraged to discuss their individual experiences and process their emotions with peers and the therapist. They are guided and counseled about anger management, social and communication skills, problem-solving, self-esteem, grief issues and conflict resolution.
Parent education group
One evening a week, parents explore effective parenting, communication and discipline skills with other parents. They also learn effective ways to handle frustration, guilt, apathy and feelings of being overwhelmed. During this time, children attend their own therapy group.
Children and their families work together to solve family problems, identify dysfunctional patterns and improve communication.
Play and Art Therapy
Expression of feelings is often made easier through the use of art and play. Children engage in therapeutic and creative experiences guided by the occupational or clinical therapist.
Cooperative Skills Group
Children participate in activities where they practice teamwork, increase self-awareness and develop confidence and problem-solving strategies.
Partial Hospitalization Programs
Daily treatment for the child whose emotional or behavioral problems require close monitoring by a psychiatrist. Children typically attend weekday sessions five days a week for two or more weeks. This program serves as a “step down” from inpatient hospitalization or as a means to prevent hospitalization.
Groups include: coping, art and recreation therapy and process groups. Classroom time is included to ensure children stay current with their academic needs.
Specialized Children’s Program for Chronic Illnesses
Youth MEND Program
Provides support for the patient and family in maintaining or regaining emotional health and balance during the process of a significant medical illness or treatment. This may include transplants, diabetes treatment or chemotherapy.
Child Inpatient Program
When a child becomes overwhelmed and is no longer able to use effective coping skills due to stress, traumatic events or family and school issues, they may "act out" intense feelings with aggressive, self-abusive, or withdrawn behaviors that can no longer be safely managed at home. Our staff on the children's unit recognizes the needs of children and provides a consistent, structured environment to assist the child in learning new ways of coping, managing, and communicating, intense emotions. Children usually stay 3-7 days on the inpatient unit.