Psychiatry

Residential Treatment

Child & Adolescent Residential Treatment Programs

Shodair Children’s Hospital provides three developmentally specific residential treatment programs for children and adolescents. Each program provides a safe, therapeutic, and nurturing environment to promote positive change.

Each residential treatment unit is staffed by a full-time fellowship trained child and adolescent psychiatrist, two master’s prepared child and family therapists, a nursing unit manager, complementary nursing staff, recreation therapists, music therapist, and teachers. Consultations are provided by a neuropsychologist, speech and language therapist, nutritionist, and occupational therapist. History and physical examinations and additional consultative medical services are provided by physicians trained in pediatrics and internal medicine.

Each residential unit is staffed by a full-time fellowship trained child and adolescent psychiatrist, two master’s prepared child and family therapists, a nursing unit manager, complementary nursing staff, recreation therapists, music therapist, and teachers.

The Psychiatric Residential Treatment Team at Shodair Children’s Hospital emphasizes comprehensive bio-psycho-social evaluations, child centered family therapy, and collaboration with parents, community providers, and educators. Utilizing the collaborative problem solving approach, the Shodair treatment team-- with the assistance of the child’s family members, care providers, and teachers-- identify the child’s lagging skills and assist the child and her family with individualized skill building interventions.

Length of stay in residential care depends upon severity of illness, diagnostic complexity, and family and community resources. The goal for each child is to help him return to his community as soon as he is able to participate safely in a comprehensive treatment program in his home

environment.

 


Click here to download a PDF of the Parent Handbook for the High Desert Unit, Shodair's residential care for elementary-age children.

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Click here to download a PDF of the Parent Handbook for the Yellowstone Unit, Shodair's residential care for middle school students.

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Click here to download a PDF of the Parent Handbook for the Glacier Unit, Shodair's residential care for high school students.

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