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Child & Adolescent Programming

Treatment for Children and Adolescents

Helping your family in a time of need

Many children and adolescents find themselves in need of mental health treatment before they reach adulthood. We understand this can be a difficult time for parents and families, but we're here to help.
At Insight Behavioral Health Centers, our specialized programming is designed for children and adolescents with mood, anxiety and trauma-related disorders as well as co-occurring issues like substance abuse, school refusal, and other related issues. Our goal is to educate, engage and support the entire family since family members play an important role in helping patients recover.

Intensive treatment for children and adolescents

Our multidisciplinary approach includes individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy, and other therapeutic offerings — all intended to help our young patients move toward a sustainable recovery. We offer mental health treatment for children and teens at several levels of care:

  • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) - Up to 8 hours of treatment a day, up to 7 days a week
  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) - 3 hours of treatment per day, 3 days per week 
  • Residential Program (Now open in Northbrook, IL; coming soon in Denver, CO) 

We can also help with outpatient therapy services for those who are ready to step down from PHP and IOP to a lower level of care. Should your child need it, substance abuse treatment is available. Eating disorder treatment is available through our partnership with Eating Recovery Center.
As our young patients move to lower levels of care, the clinical team will help to make the transition as smooth as possible. Following treatment at Insight, aftercare services and alumni support, along with group therapy and family therapy options, are also available. 
Here are more details about each level of care for children and teens:

Our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

In PHP, patients are able to learn about and test new skills while being heavily supported in our structured treatment environment.

  • Up to 8 hours of treatment a day, up to 7 days a week
  • Daytime medical and psychiatric support as needed
  • School Refusal programming
  • Structured schedule of individual, family and group therapy and nutrition education emphasizing learning and practicing recovery skills
  • Mandatory weekly skills training for parents
  • Opportunities to practice recovery skills during evenings at home
  • Direct-admit or step-down level of care

Our Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program for ages 12 and up is available at the following locations:

Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) 

In IOP, patients go to school during the day and sleep at home at night. They continue to practice recovery skills while being supported regularly by their treatment team. In IOP, patients begin to take ownership of their recovery — actively building a life they love:

  • 3 hours of treatment per day, 3 days per week 
  • Mandatory weekly skills training for parents
  • Structured schedule of individual, family and group therapy emphasizing development and practical use of recovery skills in interactions outside of the treatment environment
  • Medication management available as needed
  • Patients encouraged to continue working with outpatient treatment professionals as an adjunct to IOP participation
  • Direct-admit or step-down level of care

Our adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program is available at the following locations:

For those of you traveling from out of town for treatment, we offer a number of resources to help you transition to care at Insight. Visit our Travel Concierge page to learn more.

Information about Residential Treatment for Adolescents Coming Soon

Moving toward long-lasting recovery

It is incredibly stressful to witness a child in crisis. Give your child the best chance at recovery by encouraging them to start treatment early on. Early diagnosis and treatment is critical to help young people achieve a long-lasting, full recovery from mental health concerns.
At each level of care, our experienced clinicians work closely with each patient to develop a customized treatment plan to address that individual’s unique needs. Give us a call at (877) 304-1218  to learn more about mental health treatment for adolescents at Insight or to set up a complimentary, confidential assessment.

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