Being a teenager, and raising a teenager, can be difficult. All families are bound to experience certain struggles during this time in their child’s life. Some families, however, experience very serious and even dangerous, challenges during this time. When this happens, extra support and professional help are often necessary in order to keep the family safe and stable. Short, intensive treatment programs can effectively initiate the healing process for children and their families. Often, these families just need a brief reprieve where their child can be assessed and stabilized before returning home.
Accordingly, Excelsior has created a new intensive short-term care program so children can get the help they need and return to their families as quickly as possible. Our new 21 Day Stabilization and Assessment program is designed to support youth and their families experiencing immediate distress by offering a safe and structured setting for stabilization, assessment and intervention services. This program provides a safe, highly supervised and supportive environment that facilitates intensive and individualized therapeutic services while minimizing the need for long-term out-of-home placement. Led by a multidisciplinary treatment team including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, counselors, nurses, and educators, this three week program provides all the resources and supports needed to get a child and her family back on track.
Objective: To stabilize children experiencing immediate mental health distress, assess the individual treatment needs of the child, and establish transitional supports for the child and her caregivers as they transition to a less intensive level of care.
Program Services Include:
- Complete Psychological Diagnostic Assessment
- Multi-disciplinary Treatment Planning
- Psychiatric Evaluations (weekly minimum)
- Individual Therapy (4 times per week)
- Family Therapy (3 times per week)
- Specialized Counseling Groups (daily)
- Specialized Group Therapy (5 times per week)
- Holistic Wellness Program (daily)
- Psychopharmacological Management
- 24–hour Medical Nursing Support
- Full Day Academic Program (5 days per week)
- 24 –hour Trauma Informed Supervision
- Facilitated Family Visitation
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Trauma Focused Therapy (EMDR, DBT, TF-CBT, AF-CBT)
- Computer Assisted Psychoeducational Learning/Therapeutic Processing