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Treatment for Struggling Teens – proposed

Residential Treatment Program

Residential treatment, sometimes shortened to RTC, is designed to help teens struggling with long-term or significant mental health issues or and/or co-occurring substance issues. A client that is experiencing more severe symptoms that would benefit from more intensive, 24 hour supervision may fit best with treatment in a residential program. Those participating in residential treatment will live in a home while traversing the program, while they develop a level of stability that enables them to safely transition to a lower level of care. Many clients will find living in a home, within a residential neighborhood, more comfortable and familiar while they reflect and address their struggles. During their stay, clients participate in individual and group therapy and receive a broad range of medical, psychological, educational and supportive services. The length of stay with residential treatment will be different for each client, based on their specific clinical situation. 


Partial Hospitalization Program

A Partial hospitalization program, PHP, is ideal for those who are struggling to maintain stability or sobriety or are stepping down from a higher level of care such as residential treatment. PHP is a good fit for those teens who can benefit from tools to navigate and/or manage their symptoms. PHP is also a good step-down program to help those who have worked through a residential treatment program, transition back into their daily life. Partial Hospitalization for teens and adolescents consists of four to eight hours of therapeutic services daily in a supervised environment including therapy, group therapy, school support and education, family therapy, support groups and psychiatry when appropriate. PHP, like RTC is clinically driven and the length of stay is determined by the medical necessity of each client.

Intensive Outpatient Program

Intensive Outpatient Programs, or IOP, are a lower structure of support than PHP and residential treatment, with the focus of care on providing support to clients in conjunction with their daily lives. IOP offers less frequent programming than PHP, an example of 3 hours a day, 3-7 days a week. Typically, IOP programs are scheduled to allow clients to attend full time school and/or work requirements, combining every day life challenges with the support and guidance of a treatment team. 

Outpatient Program

Outpatient Programming provides individual and group therapy weekly, or multiple times a week, based on the determination of clinical needs. Outpatient programs are a level of care designed to provide regular support and maintenance for clients who are struggling with mental health symptoms and related substance use issues, but do not need the higher intensive levels of care.

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