The Adolescent Acute Psychiatric Program at Old Vineyard Behavioral Health Services is designed to provide a supportive, nurturing environment that promotes health and healing. These services are provided to adolescents ages 12-17 who are in need of rapid and immediate interventions. The goal is to provide a safe place while problems are identified and solutions are explored. This program treats intensive, crisis-oriented psychiatric disturbances where the likelihood of harm to self or others is significant.
The Adolescent Acute Psychiatric Program provides the following services to patients in need:
- A comprehensive intake screening and assessment process upon admission to determine the adolescent’s exact needs which will be used to craft a comprehensive treatment program. Along with the assessment, a complete psychiatric and physical history will be obtained from the patient’s family or other reliable source. Having this information is extremely helpful in understanding the past and current psychiatric needs of the adolescent, which allows our staff to provide more effective treatment.
- An initial evaluation of the medication needs. Often in cases of acute psychiatric crisis, medication stabilization is the first step toward alleviating the individual’s psychiatric emergency.
- Therapy and programming focuses on the process of healing, wellness and living with mental illness provided by a licensed master’s level therapist. Individual therapy is tailored to each patient’s specific and unique needs.
- Structured therapeutic recreation groups are a vital part of the psychiatric treatment programming. Often through the process of activity therapy, patients gain a much deeper insight into their individual issues and learn new and more appropriate coping skills.
- Active family counseling, when appropriate, to ensure that everyone in the individual’s family is involved and educated about the benefits of the treatment process.
- Aftercare planning including medication management education, community resource information, relapse prevention education and appropriate discharge referrals in order to ensure that the adolescent will go on to lead a healthy and productive life.
If you would like more information on the Adolescent Acute Psychiatric Program, please contact us online or call us at (336) 794-3550 or toll free at (855) 234-5920.