Lakeland Behavioral Health System provides focused, gender-specific care to ensure that children and adolescents who have been struggling with mental health disorders receive the guidance and support that they need to achieve long-term recovery.
The Purpose of Inpatient Psychiatric Treatment
Acute, inpatient psychiatric treatment is designed to manage crisis situations. Children and adolescents who are generally out of control, are expressing a desire to harm themselves or others, are not responding to less restrictive treatment, or are not functioning in aspects of everyday life are usually treated in this setting.
Lakeland’s inpatient program in Missouri offers 3 specialty options within its adolescent acute treatment center:
Treatment Approach & Modalities
A multi-disciplinary team consisting of medical physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, registered nurses, behavioral health technicians, recreational specialists, therapists, educators and social workers carefully evaluates and formulates an individualized treatment plan for each patient.
Parental involvement is essential to successful psychiatric treatment. Each parent is expected to take an active role in treatment through making treatment decisions and being engaged in family therapy.
Treatment modalities include medical management, individual and family therapies, psychological testing, and group therapies such as psychotherapy groups, anger management therapy, and recreational therapy. Specialized groups address substance or alcohol abuse, family issues, self-esteem, and sexual and physical abuse.
The academic needs of the Acute Care population are met through daily attendance at Lakeland Regional School. Our accredited school is conveniently housed within the facility. We are able to cater to the needs of special education populations. Grades and attendance will transfer to the home-school as home-bound education.
Each Acute Care Program provides treatment that includes the following services:
- Individual psychotherapy
- Family therapy
- Trauma management
- Anger management
- Recreational therapy/creative expression
- Community/process groups
- Individualized treatment planning
- Safety and relapse prevention
- Life skills
Other therapies available based on individual needs are:
- Individual crisis management plan
- Individual education plan
- Alcohol/substance abuse group
With 102 inpatient beds, Lakeland’s inpatient program in Missouri operates individual units divided by age or type of problem behavior.
To learn more about our children’s inpatient treatment programs, call one of our Admissions Counselors.