Department of Psychiatry &
Behavioral Medicine

Children’s Residential Treatment Program

The Children’s Residential Program provides individualized, comprehensive, family centered treatment for children with emotional behavior problems who have been unsuccessful in their home and community environments.  Our Children’s Residential Program provides 22 beds for residential treatment for children ages 6 to 12 years. During the length of stay, care is coordinated and delivered by a dedicated team of professionals including a psychiatrist, pediatrician, nurses, behavioral therapists, recreational therapists, residence counselors, teachers and therapist aides.

This program has a school located onsite and provides education in a therapeutic setting. Our program also offers a strong family treatment component in order to coordinate care with the transition home. The average length of stay is 9 to 12 months.

Residential treatment placement considerations:

  • Has emotional, behavioral, mental health and/or behavioral needs that cannot or have not been successfully addressed in the home setting or school setting.
  • Moderate to severe risk of harm to self or others
  • Lacks social skills
  • May have frequent episodes of aggression or anti-social behavior
  • Withdrawn and isolated
  • Frequent  disciplinary incidents at school setting

Philosophy of the Children’s Program

At the Children’s Program we believe all children are innately special beings. Children should not be defined by their behavior and all children can change.  We believe in a family centered- care approach which emphasizes core values but does not dictate or inhibit the use of diverse treatment approaches to meet each child unique needs.  Our purpose is to provide services in a therapeutic environment that will enable the child to successfully be re-integrated into the home and community.  This includes enhancing family, educational, coping and social functioning.  We recognize that the child belongs to a community unique to them that must be included in the treatment process for real success to be realized.  The ultimate goal of treatment being reintegration into their community system.

Evidence-Based Practices

At The Children’s Residential Program we believe our children and families are best served through an evidence-based treatment approach which pulls from treatment models which have been evaluated with clear research based results.  Approaches are customized to the child’s needs and can include all of the listed approaches below which fall under a humanistic umbrella of treatment. The following are the primary models used on an individualized basis but not limited to this list:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Solution-Focused Therapy
Play therapy
Social skills Training
Problem Solving Strategies
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Customized Family Therapy
Psycho Educational Parent Support Groups
Insight-Oriented Techniques

Contact us:

Phone: (864) 455-4932
Email: lpayment@ghs.org
Fax: (864) 455-5072