Acute Care for Children & Adolescents
Our mission is to help children, adolescents and their families attain emotional health through assessment, individualized treatment and aftercare planning. The inpatient program provides an acute level of care for children and adolescents, ages 4-17, who are experiencing mental health issues or distress.
Since symptoms can vary so it may be difficult to determine when intervention is necessary, but some signs to look for include:
Suicidal threats, gestures or attempts
Homicidal threats that do not coincide with criminal activity
Inability to concentrate
Extreme mood swings or angry, aggressive outbursts
Use or addiction to alcohol and/or drugs
Prolonged sadness or excessive crying
Withdrawal from family and friends
School failure or refusal to attend
Changes in sleep and/or eating patterns
At River Park Hospital, treatment and discharge planning begin at admission with a thorough assessment. We put together a robust treatment plan, tailored for the needs and goals of the individual patient. Mental health care is provided by an interdisciplinary team consisting of a psychiatrist, therapist, teacher, nurse, case manager, mental health technician, activities specialist, the youth, family/legal guardian and other mental health professionals.
Multiple treatment modalities are utilized including:
Therapies (individual, group and family)
Recreation Activities & Therapy
On-site Education Services by certified teaching personnel
Always Here to Help
River Park Hospital is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to address your questions and concerns. To schedule a no-cost assessment or for more information about our programs, please call 800-621-2673 or use our online contact form today. In case of medical emergency, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.