Adolescent Services

For a young person growing up can present its own challenges. Parkwood Behavioral Health System provides mental health crisis management and treatment services for adolescents and their families.Parkwood’s Adolescent Services provides confidential and caring treatment options designed to meet the specific behavioral health needs of adolescents within a nurturing and therapeutic environment.

We are here to help:

The following are signs which may indicate that an adolescent behavioral health evaluation can be useful:

  • Marked decline in school performance
  • Inability to cope with problems and daily activities
  • Marked changes in sleeping and/or eating habits
  • Extreme difficulties in concentrating that get in the way at school or at home
  • Sexually acting out
  • Depression shown by sustained, prolonged negative mood and attitude, often accompanied by poor appetite, difficulty sleeping or thoughts of death
  • Severe mood swings
  • Strong worries or anxieties that get in the way of daily life, such as at school or socializing
  • Repeated use of alcohol and/or drugs
  • Intense fear of becoming obese with no relationship to actual body weight, excessive dieting, throwing up or using laxatives to loose weight
  • Persistent nightmares
  • Threats of self-harm or harm to others
  • Self-injury or self-destructive behavior
  • Frequent outbursts of anger, aggression
  • Repeated threats to run away
  • Aggressive or non-aggressive consistent violation of rights of others; opposition to authority, truancy, thefts, or vandalism
  • Strange thoughts, beliefs, feelings, or unusual behaviors

The Adolescent Psychiatric Program is designed for teens, ages 12 – 17, and we offer the following services:


Inpatient Services

Parkwood’s Adolescent Unit is designed for teens needing an intensive therapeutic structure providing medical and psychiatric treatment. This includes, but is not limited to: active suicidal thoughts/plans, psychosis, major depression, detoxification, violence/acting out, delusional thoughts, etc. with treatment administered by a multidisciplinary team of mental health professionals. Therapeutic components may include individual, group and family therapy, and activity therapy.


Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Parkwood Behavioral Health System’s Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) provides intensive therapeutic treatment for young people who do not require full inpatient care but require a higher level of care than typical outpatient programs. In addition the Adolescent PHP provides care for young people transitioning from inpatient care to home.

Our Adolescent PHP offers a confidential, nurturing environment with treatment administered by a multi-disciplinary team of psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, certified addiction counselors and health therapists who specialize in behavioral health care to address the specific needs of adolescent. Partial Hospitalization combines structured individualized care within a day treatment option.


Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Parkwood Behavioral Health System’s Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)  provides group therapy treatment for young people who require more than weekly therapy or who are transitioning from a more intensive setting.

Parkwood’s Adolescent IOP provides treatment for young people with a wide range of behavioral health challenges with or without co-occurring substance abuse.

Adolescent IOP is offered 3 days a week :

Monday:  5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday:  5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Thursday: 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


Residential Treatment Center (RTC) for Adolescents

Parkwood Behavioral Health System’s Adolescent Residential Program serves adolescent males and females, ages 12 – 17, with serious emotional and behavioral problems.

By dealing with emotional issues that cause inappropriate behavior, as well as setting limits to focus residents on taking personal responsibility for their present behavior, our program offers adolescents the possibility of making real changes.

The goal at Parkwood’s Residential Treatment Center (RTC) is to help adolescents by providing a structured environment in a residential setting where change can occur.

Parkwood Behavioral Health System’s Residential Male Adolescent Sex Offender Program serves adolescent males, ages of 13 – 17, who have been identified as exhibiting inappropriate sexual behavior that interferes with their ability to function in the community and which places the community at risk. This program provides extensive treatment in a structured environment.

Family involvement in the treatment process is very important. By participating in family sessions, the family as a whole participates in the process of change. Experience and research shows family involvement improves long-term success in behavioral changes for youth. This is not a secret considering that families provide support for youth as they face a challenging and ever changing world. In family sessions, new parenting skills are learned, problems are resolved, and post discharge plans are made.

For more information or a no charge assessment, contact Parkwood Behavioral Health System at 1-800-477-3422.