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Adolescent Inpatient Program

Adolescent Inpatient Program

Youth Inpatient Psychiatric Services

The adolescent inpatient program is a specialized level of care designed to meet the needs of adolescents (ages 12 to 17) with psychiatric disorders. The goal is to help young patients address their psychiatric problems to reduce symptoms, improve functioning and maintain stability.

Please read these frequently asked questions for more details.

Components of Adolescent Inpatient

  • Psychiatric evaluation
  • Managing thoughts and behaviors that pose a danger to the patient or others
  • Reduce severe symptoms associated with depression, chemical dependency, psychosis, conduct and other disorders
  • Improve functioning at home, school and in the community
  • Educational groups (medication education, illness education, healthy lifestyles, communication, anger management, coping skills, stress management, relaxation)
  • Parent education and support group (designed to help families understand their adolescent’s condition, medications and how to interact more positively with them when they return home)
  • Daily school program (run by two certified special education teachers)
  • Strengths-based phase system for adolescents that focuses on empowerment and self-expression
  • Access to a full-service gymnasium
  • Allied, family and group therapy (goal-directed modality, concentrated in the present, builds on strengths and focuses on solutions)

Here to Assist You 24/7

If a psychiatric disorder or chemical dependency affects you or a loved one, please call 215-487-4100. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to perform no-cost assessments and answer questions on programs and admissions.