Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Lakeland Behavioral Health System to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Lakeland Behavioral Health System.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Psychiatric Residential Treatment Programs for Adolescents & Teens in Missouri

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 Therapeutic Environment

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.

  1. Boys – Ages 9 to 14
  2. Boys – Ages 14 to 20
  3. Girls – Ages 9 to 20
  4. Sexually Maladaptive Boys – Ages 9 to 17

Individualized Treatment

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.

Our Treatment Modalities

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.

Services Offered

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
  • Relationships
  • 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

Marks of Quality Care
  • Arkansas Juvenile Officers Association
  • Better Business Bureau (BBB)
  • Missouri Hospital Association
  • Missouri Juvenile Justice Association
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval
  • Tricare
  • The Jason Foundation

We turned to Lakeland Behavioral Health for treatment because their programs are the most well-equipped in the state.

– Ethan K.