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.
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.
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.