Adolescent inpatient care is specifically designed to meet the mental health and substance abuse problems of patients 13-18 and addresses their acute problems of a critical nature with highly structured programming.
Teens experiencing a serious behavioral disturbance or an inability to function at home or school may be appropriate for treatment. The therapeutic environment is structured and facilitates a clinical understanding of the patient’s unique problems, while attending important family issues.
Every adolescent patient in our care is provided with an opportunity to learn new skills and to achieve success. Our goal is to stabilize the immediate crisis and enable the patient to return to the community with skills to promote personal and emotional development, relationship building and independence. An emphasis is placed in comprehensive discharge planning that promote appropriate aftercare and relapse prevention.
Treatment consists primarily of group and family therapy. Family therapy is an integral part of treatment and family members are encouraged to address problems that contributed to the current crisis.
Peachford Hospital’s adolescent acute inpatient program utilizes the peer group to bring about change and places the focus of treatment on helping the adolescent develop a positive self-image, appropriate socialization skills and healthy communication.
The treatment team emphasizes the importance of learning to accept responsibility for individual behavior and developing healthy modes of interaction with others.
Following their inpatient stay, adolescent patients may require partial hospitalization or intensive outpatient programming, both of which are offered by Peachford Hospital as well. Parenting classes for parents of teens in our care are also available.