Serious psychiatric disorders often develop during childhood. Left untreated, these disorders can lead to regression and withdrawal, violence, severe family conflict and school failure. If you start to notice symptoms of depression, aggression or sadness in one of your children, inpatient treatment may be right for your family.
INPATIENT SERVICES AND CARE FOR CHILDREN
Kingwood Pines Hospital’s children’s psychiatric hospital provides inpatient treatment programs to children ages 8 to 12 in which they may address their issues in a relaxed and comfortable setting. Our psychiatrists and staff members utilize evidence-based treatment approaches, various therapy techniques and medication management to help children regain their self-confidence, enjoyment of life and functioning at home and school.
Our staff understands that this may be a difficult time for your family. While there may have once been a stigma around receiving care or sending a child to a “mental institution” for kids, much of this hurtful and pejorative dialogue has stopped. Discussing mental health conditions and receiving treatment has become more celebrated and lauded than ever. If you noticed a decline in the mental stability of one of you children, inpatient psychiatric treatment could provide your family with the support it needs.
COMMON REASONS FOR CHILD ADMISSIONS
The staff members of our treatment center have experience dealing with the various needs of kids who need inpatient pediatric psychiatric care. Our child inpatient psychiatric unit accepts kids struggling with a wide range of behaviors and disorders, including:
Severe depression and mood swings
Aggressive and violent behavior
Significant self harm
Obsessive compulsive disorder
Bipolar disorder and other personality disorders
WORKING CLOSELY WITH FAMILIES
No matter which mental health services your child may be receiving, we want families to feel comfortable sending their children and teens to our facility. Our treatment team will work closely with families (and social workers, as necessary) to develop treatment plans for each child, and ensure the proper supports and resources are available for aftercare and discharge. We’ll work with families to identify local specialists trained in child and adolescent psychiatry to ensure progress continues after treatment is complete.
Team members will also be in constant communication with parents and guardians to attend family therapy and education sessions to make sure they can positively contribute to their child’s recovery once they’ve finished our program. Once a child resumes their normal routine, it’s vital that families are able to encourage and support the positive practices and skills that they’ve learned while in treatment.
CHILD OUTPATIENT PROGRAMS
The Children’s Day and Intensive Programs are daytime therapy options for kids 8 – 12 years of age who do not need continuous care or for those who wish to continue treatment after an inpatient program. Both programs offer far more oversight and intensive therapy than traditional weekly visits with an outpatient counselor or therapist. This program includes psychiatric care. Treatment may include: psychiatrist visits, medication management, medication education groups and process groups. We’ll work with patients and families to plan for aftercare and help find other outpatient providers for continued therapy, if they do not already have those services in place.
Children’s Day Program: Monday – Friday 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Children’s Intensive Program offered up to 5 days per week: 1:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Snacks and meals included.
Always Here to Help
Seeking out treatment for mental health issues doesn’t have to be a scary process. Our North Houston psychiatric facility has inpatient and outpatient programs to help children, adolescents, adults and seniors get back on their feet. Whether one is in need of inpatient treatment or an intensive outpatient program, our team can help get patients of all ages the kind of psychiatric care they need.