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Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Residential Treatment

Child & Adolescent Residential Treatment Programs

Shodair Children’s Hospital provides three developmentally specific residential treatment programs for children and adolescents. Each program provides a safe, therapeutic, and nurturing environment to promote positive change.

  • The children’s residential treatment program is a Model Program for Collaborative Problem Solving** and provides developmentally appropriate residential psychiatric care for up to 20 children (ages 3 to 9).
  • The 20 bed middle school residential program provides psychiatric treatment for middle school-aged youth (ages 10 to 13).
  • The adolescent residential treatment unit (ages 14 to 18) has a capacity to provide care for up to 24 adolescents.

Each residential treatment unit is staffed by a full-time fellowship trained child and adolescent psychiatrist, two master’s prepared child and family therapists, a nursing unit manager, complementary nursing staff, recreation therapists, music therapist, and teachers. Consultations are provided by a neuropsychologist, speech and language therapist, nutritionist, and occupational therapist. History and physical examinations and additional consultative medical services are provided by physicians trained in pediatrics and internal medicine.

Each residential unit is staffed by a full-time fellowship trained child and adolescent psychiatrist, two master’s prepared child and family therapists, a nursing unit manager, complementary nursing staff, recreation therapists, music therapist, and teachers.

The Psychiatric Residential Treatment Team at Shodair Children’s Hospital emphasizes comprehensive bio-psycho-social evaluations, child centered family therapy, and collaboration with parents, community providers, and educators. Utilizing the collaborative problem solving approach, the Shodair treatment team-- with the assistance of the child’s family members, care providers, and teachers-- identify the child’s lagging skills and assist the child and her family with individualized skill building interventions.

Length of stay in residential care depends upon severity of illness, diagnostic complexity, and family and community resources. The goal for each child is to help him return to his community as soon as he is able to participate safely in a comprehensive treatment program in his home environment.

Parent Handbook

A Parent's Guide to Residential Treatment at Shodair

**Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) was developed by Ross Greene, Ph.D. The guiding philosophy is “children do well if they can” and it is the goal of the adults in a child’s life to assist them if they are struggling (www.livesinthebalance.org).