Acute – Children & Adolescents

Acute – Children & Adolescents2022-08-01T18:44:29-04:00

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 8-17, 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
    The below are contributing factors that may lead to the above bullets

    • Inability to concentrate
    • Extreme mood swings or anger
    • Use or addiction to alcohol and/or other drugs
    • Prolonged sadness or excessive crying
    • Withdrawal from family and friends
    • School failure or refusal to attend
    • Changes in sleep patterns

Individualized Treatment

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:

  • Psychiatric/Medical Management

  • Therapies (individual, group and family)

  • Educational Groups

  • Recreation Activities & Therapy

  • Case Management

  • Nursing Services

  • 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 today. In case of medical emergency, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

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