It can be so hard for a parent to watch their child in severe distress or exhibiting dangerous behaviors. As your family grapples with the weight and disruptions of mental health and behavioral issues, it can feel isolating and scary. Fortunately, parents do not have to face that journey alone. If your child is experiencing a serious behavioral disturbance or an inability to function at home or school, our Acute Inpatient Program for children may be a good fit.
The goal of our inpatient program for children is to steady the immediate crisis so they can go back to their lives and continue to learn, grow and develop personally and emotionally. Designed to meet the unique needs of children ages 4 to 12, our therapeutic environment is structured to facilitate a clinical understanding of the patient’s unique problems while attending to important family issues. We teach each child coping skills to help them thrive.
Treatment consists primarily of group and family therapies. Family therapy is a vital part of treatment and family members are encouraged to address problems that contributed to the current crisis. Our aim is to help the patient identify emotions and unlearn behaviors that have contributed to current conflicts at school and at home. Parenting classes are also available to help families learn how to be better support systems after the program is complete.
DISCHARGE & AFTERCARE
Throughout our programs, an emphasis is placed on comprehensive discharge planning that promotes appropriate aftercare. Following their inpatient stay, children may step down to either Peachford’s Partial Hospitalization or Intensive Outpatient programs.
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.