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We provide family-oriented psychiatric assessment and treatment
for children and adolescents who are having difficulty managing troubles
outside the hospital. The primary goal of our service for the child/adolescent
and their family is to reduce the risk of harm to self or others, improve
functioning and safety at home and in community, and return to a less
restrictive environment for ongoing care as soon as possible.
Generally, your child will be admitted to the IPS following a
medical and psychiatric evaluation in response to a "crisis" (e.g.,
thoughts or incidences of harming self). The admission will be completed by a
nurse and a physician on the unit, who may or may not be your child's ongoing
clinician depending on the time of the admission.
During the admission, you will be asked to sign your child into
our secure unit on what is called a ‘Conditional Voluntary’. There
will be several other forms that you may be asked to sign, including consents
to contact outside treatment providers, such as a therapist, psychiatrist,
primary care doctor, school administrator and others who are involved in your
child's care. Having contact with outside providers is an essential part of
your child's treatment plan while hospitalized, as they will be hospitalized
for a limited time and will likely return to the care of their outpatient
treaters upon discharge.
treat children from ages eight to 17 years old.
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