Children's Residential Treatment Center

The Children’s Residential Treatment Program at Laurel Ridge Treatment Center is specifically designed for children ages four to 12 who require an inpatient setting. The treatment program uses interdisciplinary, evidence-based and age appropriate therapeutic approaches that meet the physical, psychological, social, family and educational needs of children. Individualized treatment goals assist the child in achieving the greatest mental health improvements and allow the child to return to normal activities in their home, school and community.

Treatment is designed for children with:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Attention-deficit disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Dissociative disorders
  • Major depressive disorders
  • Oppositional defiant disorder
  • Phobic disorders
  • Psychosis disorders
  • Separation disorders
  • Trauma-related issues

Laurel Ridge places a strong emphasis on the therapeutic milieu in which children learn to confront and support each other as they move toward personal growth and integrate new skills.

The Residential Program also offers:

  • Daily academic attendance
  • Recreation therapy groups
  • 24-hour nursing care
  • Skill-oriented group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Aftercare planning

The treatment team develops the initial discharge criteria and estimates the length of stay on the day of admission. Throughout the child’s stay, the treatment team evaluates their progress and determines what continued care is needed to maintain therapeutic gains and to continue optimal growth and development.

Laurel Ridge’s Charter School

The University of Texas-University Charter School at Laurel Ridge provides a fully accredited educational program for children and adolescents in grades K-12. Students attend class for six hours each day and follow a traditional school calendar in addition to summer school. Highly qualified, state-certified teachers provide core instruction to small class sizes.

Services for remediation, dyslexia, special education, 504, credit recovery/acquisition and other needs are available.

Family Involvement

Family and caregiver involvement is an integral component of the Children’s Residential Treatment Program. The Laurel Ridge staff offers family therapy and care management to encourage families to forward gains made during treatment to the home environment. Through the skills learned at Laurel Ridge, children have the foundation for continued growth outside of our facility.

Therapeutic, Campus-Style Environment

The Laurel Ridge community is set within winding oaks. Our campus includes the following amenities:

  • Living areas
  • Recreational facilities
  • Gymnasium
  • Swimming pool
  • Dining halls
  • An educational and vocational building with numerous classrooms, a library and a computer lab

Campus Tours

Laurel Ridge welcomes the opportunity to meet the staff and see the campus and programs. If you would like to visit Laurel Ridge, the staff can schedule a time that is convenient for you. While walk-ins are welcome, you may experience a delay due to staff availability.

For More Information

If you have any questions about the Children’s Residential Treatment Program, call (210) 491-9400 or (800) 624-7975.