Child and Adolescent Inpatient Programs
When children, pre-teens or teenagers have behavioral health disorders that cannot be managed at home or school environments, the inpatient program at The Horsham Clinic can provide them with the care and treatment they need.
- The Horsham Clinic has inpatient hospital treatment programs for children and adolescents in four distinct units:
- The Children’s Unit was developed to meet the needs of children who are as young as 4 years of age through age 9.
- The Adolescent 1 Unit treats pre-teens and young teens who are between the ages of 10 and 13.
- The Adolescent 2 and 3 Units treat teenagers who are between the ages of 14 and 18, as long as they are still in high school.
At Horsham, we know that the childhood and teenage years can be overwhelming because of many factors, such as:
- Emotional changes
- Physical changes
- Difficulties at home or school
- Problems in relationships
Our goal is to help young patients and their families fully understand their illness or problems at hand, develop effective coping skills and build self-esteem so they can return home and back to school.
We encourage our children, pre-teens and teens to develop resiliency skills that can help them endure loss, chronic stress, traumatic events and other challenges they will encounter on their road to recovery after they are discharged.
- Tutorial services are offered five days a week by a certified special education teacher
- Level and reward system is used for behavioral modification
- Tenured board-certified psychiatrists who special in treating children and adolescents
- The treatment modalities we use include, but are not limited to:
- Play and recreational therapies
- Skill building groups
- Individual, group, and family therapy
- Thorough aftercare and discharge planning
The Adolescent Inpatient Program also offers education and support on topics related to alcohol, drugs and risky behaviors led by a certified addictions counselor.