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Children’s Programs

Compassionate Child Psychiatric Care in Stockbridge, GA

Crescent Pines Hospital is proud to provide patients the option to enroll in a Child Acute Care Program for those ages 4 through 12. As a practitioner of child psychiatric care in Stockbridge, GA, we understand the importance of a supportive environment. Therefore, we provide treatment that promotes the mental, emotional, and physical development of a child. Our program is designed to provide stability to a child exhibiting distress or dangerous behavior.

The Acute Care Program allows children to receive structured care in a therapeutic environment. Our behavioral health center assists patients who have been experiencing disturbances or have problems interacting with others at home, school, or elsewhere. The program can be adapted to meet the specific needs of the child. At the same time, it also keeps the family and the child’s support system involved throughout the course of treatment.

Our approach to pediatric behavioral health can teach children coping strategies and skills that can help them navigate the challenges of their behavioral issues. Since every child is unique, our therapists design individualized care plans. We work closely with the patient to ensure they can develop the appropriate skills and habits.

The Primary Pathways of Treatment

Our programs are led by board-certified physicians and are supported by trained, professional staff members. We facilitate a multidisciplinary approach to treatment, which can include psychological, behavioral, and psychiatric perspectives. Together, we provide a fluid continuum of care that adapts to the child. Treatments for children primarily consist of:

Family Therapy: We give the child and the family the chance to discuss issues related to the child’s current state. The family-oriented approach allows us to initiate changes in behavior.

Group Therapy: Socialization and interaction skills are the foundations of behavior modification. We give children the chance to engage in play therapy and other modalities to encourage the development of positive skills and habits.

About Our Outpatient Programs

Our behavioral health treatments for children also include Outpatient Programs. The outpatient options give the child his or her family flexibility when undergoing therapy. These programs come in two types:

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

The PHP is designed for children ages 4 through 12 who are experiencing mental health or substance abuse issues which interfere with their daily functioning. The PHP is held five days a week, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM.

PHP includes group therapy, individual therapy, activity therapy, and family therapy. Children will meet with a psychiatrist and will be assisted by a team of registered nurses, licensed therapists, and social workers.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

The Children’s Intensive Outpatient program is typically a three day per week program, held Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM. This structured program allows the child to receive treatment on an outpatient basis while attending school. Programming includes group therapy, individual therapy, activity therapy, and family therapy.

Individuals in this program meet with registered nurses, licensed therapists, and social workers. Family involvement is critically recommended as part of treatment to reduce the likelihood of an individual relapsing.

Contact us to learn more about our pediatric behavioral health services. We are located in Stockbridge, GA.