The Child and Adolescent Partial Hospital Program is designed for individuals between the ages of 12 and 17 who are experiencing emotional or behavioral problems. The level of treatment at the child and adolescent Partial Hospital Program provides many of the same therapy disciplines and educational components as a traditional inpatient program, meanwhile allowing the individual to continue working on their treatment in the family and community setting. The Child and Adolescent Partial Hospital Program provides intensive and structured treatment:
The individual’s participation in the program usually lasts 10 to 15 days but varies according to the individual needs.
The goal of the Lincoln Prairie’s Child and Adolescent Partial Hospital Program is to identify and build upon the individual’s strengths and to assist them in returning to an optimal level of productivity.
Every child and adolescent in the program participate in a community group. This group provides time at the beginning of each day to address events of the evening before and to set goals for the day. The purpose is to help each individual to better cope with any difficulties which arise outside of the program, utilizing the support system offered by the group. Individuals in the program attend many group sessions which include, but are not limited to:
The various groups encourage the individual to learn appropriate daily living skills by identifying, exploring and gaining insight into their problems, as well as discovering and developing alternative behaviors. The groups also enable staff to evaluate and assist the individual in their recovery.
Lunch is served on a daily basis.