Getting Psychiatric Care for Your Child
No parent wants to see their child struggling with a mental health or substance issue. It’s a difficult problem to face alone or as a family, but help is available at Peachford Hospital. We recognized that hospitalizing a child is a decision that must be made carefully and only once less restrictive alternatives have been considered or haven’t worked. As a facility and a group of compassionate professionals, our priority is to provide a secure, nurturing and therapeutic environment to meet that child’s special needs.
Peachford Hospital offers a full continuum of psychiatric programs for children ages 4 to 12. Our programs help children and families address a number of issues, such as depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, attention deficit issues and other personality disorders and mental health problems.
Our continuum of care offers inpatient and outpatient options, including:
The treatment process begins with a comprehensive evaluation to help diagnose any underlying medical or biochemical origins of disease. An individualized care plan is created to address each patient’s special needs. Treatment for each child is administered by a multidisciplinary, psychiatrist-led team of mental health professionals that may include nurses, social workers, case managers, activity therapists and program specialists. When outpatient therapy is deemed to be the most effective course of treatment, Peachford Hospital provides a variety of outpatient services as well as a referral network to area health professionals.
Therapeutic components may include:
- Group therapy
- Family therapy
- Full-time school
- Recreational therapy
- Activity therapy
Treatment plans focus on attainable short-term and long-term goals. These are established with input from the child’s family and referring professionals. Active family involvement in treatment is critical, as children are significantly influenced by their home environment. Resources like our Parenting Classes educate and support parents walking through this process with their child. Upon successful completion of treatment, a follow-up aftercare program is available at no charge to help children and families support continued rehabilitation and wellness.
We’re Here to Help
Asking for help often feels like a scary hurdle to jump, but we’re here to walk you through it. Take the first step in discovering what life without crisis can feel like. Call Peachford Hospital at 770-455-3200 or visit our facility for a no-cost, confidential assessment by one of our licensed behavioral health professionals. We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help determine your individual needs and help find the best program for you or your loved one. For additional questions about our programs, call us or submit your inquiry through our online contact form. In the case of a medical emergency or crisis, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.