Partial Hospitalization Programs provide therapeutic environments for children and adolescents ages 6 to 18 in a year-round school setting. The programs are an alternative for youth at risk of inpatient psychiatric hospitalization as a result of difficulty functioning in school, at home and in the community. Partial hospitalization is also used as a “step-down” service following inpatient care.
Partial Hospitalization Programs
At KidsPeace, partial hospitalization services are delivered in a variety of forms:
- “Advances” Program (Berks Campus) – School-based partial hospitalization services for students in need of emotional support, combining academics with mental health treatment to help students adequately function in public schools in their communities.
- Acute Partial Hospitalization Program (Berks Campus & Broadway Campus) – An alternative to inpatient psychiatric hospitalization, the program is focused on providing intensive mental health services while keeping the client at home. Recommended for clients whom suffer from moderate to severe psychiatric disorders that impair their ability to participate in everyday social, vocational and educational activities. The program also serves as a “stepdown” service for youth after they are discharged from inpatient care.
- Sub-Acute Partial Hospitalization Program (Berks Campus) – Providing intensive treatment for youth exhibiting severe behavioral problems, who are at risk of inpatient placement and have been diagnosed with ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, intermittent explosive disorder, or mood disorders. The program also serves clients facing deficits in their self-image, behavior and social and interpersonal skills. It is appropriate for clients stepping down from inpatient or residential care into community-based treatment.
Each partial hospitalization program features an interdisciplinary approach to developing treatment plans – involving input from psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and counselors, nurses and mental health professionals, and special education certified teachers.