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Psychiatric Treatment Programs for Children

The decision to seek treatment for a child should be made carefully and only after less restrictive options are deemed inappropriate. The primary concern of Parkwood Behavioral Health System’s child programs is to provide a nurturing environment in which children’s special psychiatric needs can be addressed. These programs are designed for children ages 5 to 11.

Signs a Psychiatric Assessment May Be Needed

  • Marked fall in school performance
  • Severe anxiety as shown by regular refusal to go to school, go to sleep or take part in daily routine
  • Frequent physical complaints
  • Hyperactivity or fidgeting
  • Persistent nightmares
  • Persistent disobedience or aggression (longer than six months)
  • Provocative opposition to authority figures
  • Frequent, unexplainable temper tantrums
  • Threats of self-harm or suicide

Acute Inpatient Services

The children’s unit provides medical and behavioral healthcare for children who need an intensive therapeutic structure. Within this caring environment, treatment is administered by behavioral health professionals who specialize in child care. Therapeutic components include individual, group, family and activity therapy.

Acute inpatient care for children includes kids’ yoga, process groups, recreational therapy, relaxation groups, artistry-based groups and education services which include academic enrichment and tutoring.

Partial Hospitalization Program

The children’s PHP is a day treatment option that provides therapeutic services for children who require intensive care that is less restrictive than an inpatient program but more so than outpatient care. It offers a nurturing environment with treatment administered by a multidisciplinary team of psychiatrists, nurses and therapists who specialize in child behavioral health services.

Take the First Step to Recovery

Call 662-895-4900 or 800-477-3422 to schedule a no cost assessment or discuss treatment options. We are available 24/7 to assist you. Please dial 911 in case of emergency.