Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital will soon provide developmentally appropriate services for children and adolescents in need of psychiatric support. Our goal is to support our young patients and their families as they work to heal from mental illness.
About Our Adolescent Psych Program
The team at Erlanger understands the unique needs of young people in the treatment setting. The interventions and supports we use for treatment planning reflect each child’s or adolescent’s individual strengths and challenges.
Our services for young patients represent the full continuum of psychiatric care. Options include inpatient and outpatient child and adolescent supports, residential treatment, and a therapeutic day school program.
Some of the more common concerns we treat are:
- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Mood swings
- Destructive anger
- Anxiety disorders
- Behaviors that pose a potential danger to oneself or others
- Suicidal thoughts
Our Treatment Modalities
The length of stay for youth who heal at Erlanger varies based upon the level of care that is required. However, each patient will have access to the following services during their time with us:
Individual Therapy: In a one-on-one setting, youth process the successes and setbacks of treatment, set and monitor goals, and receive unconditional support from a social worker or other clinician.
Family Therapy: Social workers provide as-needed family therapy that enhances positive communication, and encourages family members to support patients as they heal.
Group Therapy: In group therapy, participants build positive peer relationships, practice social skills, and support one another.
Medication Management: If needed, youth will have regular access to psychiatric services to monitor the dosage and effectiveness of any prescribed medications.
Discharge Planning: When a child or adolescent is ready to leave Erlanger, our staff will create a plan for continued success. Whether that’s a step-up or step-down in level of care, families will be briefed on recommendations for the patient’s aftercare.
To learn more about helping a child or adolescent in your life access psychiatric services at Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital, contact us today. We’re always happy to answer any questions you may have, to help you make a referral, or to provide additional information about our programming.