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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Military Dependent Program for Males Ages 9-20

Lakeland Behavioral Health System helps children, adolescents, and teens struggling with mental health disorders build a strong foundation for long-term recovery.

Supporting Military Families

At Lakeland Behavioral Health System, we are proud to provide specialized programming for dependent children of active-duty military members and retirees. Our Integrity Program features comprehensive residential services for military dependents ages 9 to 20.

The professionals who serve in the Integrity Program are familiar with the unique stresses and pressures that can impact members of military families, and we are dedicated to providing the highest quality of clinical services in an atmosphere of dignity and respect for all who are entrusted into our care.

The Integrity Program is open to male dependents. This page is focused on the care that is provided to male children, adolescent boys, and young adult men. To learn more about services for female dependents of military members or retirees, please click here.

The Benefits of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy has proved to be an effective form of therapy for children, adolescents, and young adults who have been struggling with a variety of mental health disorders. The goal of cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, is to help individuals achieve their goals by changing their thoughts and behaviors.

CBT is a short-term therapeutic intervention that yields long-term results. While participating in CBT sessions, your son will explore the connection between his thoughts and his actions. With the guidance of an experienced professional, he will learn how negative thoughts can promote self-defeating behaviors, and will work to develop more positive thought patterns.

With CBT incorporated into his personalized treatment plan, your son will become empowered to take positive control over his thoughts and behaviors, which will help him to reconnect with his best self and achieve to his greatest potential.

Intensive Therapies & Evaluations

When your son heals at Lakeland Behavioral Health System, he will receive comprehensive residential care that is personalized according to his unique strengths, needs, and goals. Our ability to provide a truly personalized residential treatment experience is based upon the thorough assessment that he will complete prior to receiving care.

This assessment ensures that the members of your son’s treatment team have identified and are prepared to address all of the issues that have been preventing him from living a healthier and more satisfying life. Following the assessment, we will develop a personalized treatment plan for your son. This plan will likely involve a combination of individual, group, family, and experiential therapies, delivered in a manner that is best suited to his needs and goals.

The intensive nature of treatment in our residential program is designed to help your son experience immediate improvements while in our care, as well as to prepare him for continued success after he has returned home.

We will monitor your son’s progress and evaluate and adjust his personalized treatment plan as necessary throughout his time in our residential program. As he prepares to leave our program, we will provide you with a detailed discharge plan that documents the advances that he has made thus far and identifies the resources that will support his continued improvement.

Working with TRICARE

Our familiarity with the U.S. military community includes considerable experience working with TRICARE. All residential services that are provided to military dependents at Lakeland Behavioral Health System meet the stringent requirements of TRICARE, and we continue to update and improve our programming in order to ensure that the children of those who serve our nation receive the best possible care that we can provide.

If you have any questions about using your TRICARE benefits to fund your son’s treatment at Lakeland Behavioral Health System, please feel free to contact us at your earliest convenience. A member of our team will be available to speak with you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and one of our TRICARE experts will be happy to provide you with the information that you are seeking.

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.