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Child & Adolescent Program

Child & Adolescent Program

Our goal is to offer a bright future to each child and adolescent in our care by instilling hope, courage and resiliency long after treatment is complete.

Behavioral health issues in children and adolescents are real, and they impact the entire family; a child in crisis is a family in crisis. Laurel Ridge Treatment Center offers separate, specialized, comprehensive programs tailored specifically for children and adolescents with psychiatric issues. Levels of care include intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization, residential, and acute inpatient care.

Our adolescent populations are separated by developmental age and are based on their specific treatment needs, while our child program is for those 12 and under. In addition to addressing mental health and emotional disorders, these programs are also effective for dealing with a history of self-injury, anxiety, eating disorders and anger.

Our treatment programs for children and adolescents involves multi-level continuum care. A multi-disciplinary treatment team conducts group and individual therapy for medication management, parent education program, suicide prevention, mood disorders, psychological trauma, self-injurious behavior and anger management.

Laurel Ridge has been selected as a Joint Commission Top Performer on Key Quality Measures and is proud to celebrate 30 years of service to children and their families. We have also provided treatment to more vulnerable children and have succeeded in helping many to achieve a level of function that has allowed them to return to their families, their schools and continue their success.

Because of our dedication to youth, we strive to continue our pursuit of creating, tailoring and maintaining a child and adolescent program that’s specific to your child’s needs through an evidence-based, best practice approach. We believe that family is the foundation and key to your child’s success and have a family-focused service as part of our treatment model.


Treatment Modalities

Our evidence-based treatment model includes trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy and Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI).

Therapy is tailored to your child’s developmental, psychiatric and neurobehavioral needs, and may include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Trauma-focused therapy (for victims of abuse)
  • Solution-focused brief therapy
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy
  • Insight-oriented therapy
  • Anger Management to avoid escalation and crisis
  • Team building and social skills
  • Art therapy
  • Leadership training
  • Substance abuse prevention
  • Relaxation and mindfulness training
  • Bullying prevention and awareness
  • Play in therapy for children with social deficits
  • Parent training and education
  • Addressing the unique needs of military dependents

Child Specialized Program

This program is specifically for children 12 or younger to address a range of behavioral health issues. Daily visitation for parents is offered.