Lakeland Behavioral Health System provides focused, gender-specific care to ensure that boys and girls of all ages who have been struggling with mental health disorders receive the guidance and support that they need to achieve long-term recovery.
Our philosophy reflects the belief most adolescents are placed in a restrictive setting because of their personal distress related to the problems and difficulties they have experienced. Generally, they are experiencing a crisis in relationships and usually have difficulty seeing the impact of their behaviors on others. The purpose of our residential program is to provide a therapeutic environment that will assist the resident in enhancing family, relational, educational, and social/community functioning, as well as developing adequate age-appropriate coping skills. The ultimate goal of treatment is to successfully reintegrate the resident into the community.
We offer 5 special residential treatment programs for children and teens.
- Boys – Ages 9 to 14
- Boys – Ages 14 to 20
- Girls – Ages 9 to 20
- Sexually Maladaptive Boys – Ages 9 to 17
Lakeland’s residential treatment clinic in Missouri provides intense, individualized, comprehensive treatment for those children and adolescents who demonstrate severe emotional behavior problems prohibiting them from living in a less restrictive community environment.
Residents who are admitted to Lakeland’s residential treatment program require more intensive services than found in outpatient services and/or longer-term treatment that acute care settings provide. A multi-disciplinary team consisting of psychiatrists, medical physicians, registered and licensed practical nurses, therapists/case managers, behavioral health technicians, recreational therapists and certified teachers carefully evaluates and formulates an individualized treatment plan for each patient.
General treatment modalities may include personalized medication management, individual and family therapies, psychological testing, group therapies and recreational therapy. Therapy/education groups train residents to develop assertiveness, anger management, social skills, relationships, coping skills, creative expression, forgiveness and self-esteem. Specialized groups address substance or alcohol abuse, family issues, and sexual and physical abuse, as appropriate.
It is important to note that the residents who are most successful at our Missouri treatment clinic are those whose parents/guardians are closely involved.
The academic needs of the residents 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.
Each Residential Program has 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