Peachford Hospital is here to serve you and your family’s behavioral healthcare needs. We aim to provide compassionate care that exceeds your expectations, but we believe that great care involves the whole family. Regardless of the program, family involvement is highly encouraged. When a loved one is admitted to our facility for treatment, staying connected to them and becoming educated about their condition is important, so we have plans, policies and programming in place that were created with both patients and family members in mind. Read on for resources and guidelines to be an effective support system.
Visitors must leave bags, cell phones, sharp objects, cigarette lighters and matches inside their vehicles before entry. Children under the age of 12 are not allowed on the units during visiting hours. Only two visitors per patient are allowed at a time.
The staff at Peachford Hospital understand the challenges and joys of being a parent. We also know that children don’t come with a manual for managing their emotional and mental health needs. We want to help by offering parenting classes for families of patients enrolled in our programs as well as families from the community.
Our classes are based on the Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) program, which has 30 years of research supporting its effectiveness in improving family relationships. This coursework helps parents connect with their children through education and a better understanding of a child’s emotional being.
We recognize that past hurts and misunderstandings stemming from mental illness can lead to miscommunication and strain relationships. Our staff is trained in dealing with these issues and our classes can help guide adults through this phase of parenthood.
Parents of children of all ages will meet on Wednesdays from 2 – 3 p.m.
Class Weekly Curriculum
Four goals of misbehavior and responding vs. reacting to your child
Personality development and how birth order influences personality
The power of encouragement and how it differs from praise
Communicating effectively through reflective listening and “I” messages
Use of natural and logical consequences to discipline misbehavior
Choosing the right approach by putting it all together
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.