A hospitalization for a young child is a stepping stone where the child can remain safe and provides an opportunity for the child and family to develop new coping skills.
TaraVista's Child Inpatient Progam is a specialized treatment program for children ages 5 to 12 who are experiencing significant stressors and who are having difficulty with unsafe behaviors and impulsivity.
Children generally require inpatient treatment when they have experienced serious changes in the way they learn, behave, or handle their emotions, resulting in acute distress getting through the day. The child’s behavior can not be safely managed at home and with existing services. During each stay, we focus on crisis stabilization and putting into place a care management plan so the young patient can return home and or transition to less intensive services with a restored feeling of hope for a bright future.
What to expect:
Psychiatric evaluation and medication assessment
Interdisciplinary treatment team of psychiatrists, nurses, master’s level therapists, and mental health counselors
An average length of stay between 7 and 14 days
Family and support system collaboration as an essential part of treatment planning
Onsite academic support and coordination with child's school
A treatment plan which maps out strategies for short-term gains that can be built upon for ongoing emotional development
Group therapy, age apropriate therapuetic programming and outdoor activities
Coaching and skill development support from nurses and mental health counselors for daily practice of positive coping skills
Caring and experienced staff with specialized training in psychiatric care for children
Referrals for inpatient care need to obtain a psychiatric evaluation and medical clearance from a local hospital emergency room and/or a community based behavioral health crisis team. If you need assistance navigating the referral process, reach out to our admissions team at 978-615-5265. Click on the button below to locate a behavioral health crisis team in your community.
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At TaraVista, we realize admitting your child to the hospital is a stressful time for your family. We will be with you each step of the way and no matter the problems your child is facing we can help move things in right direction. Our pediatric treatment team are experts in caring for young children and have assisted thousands of families achieve well-being.