Dallas Behavioral Healthcare Hospital provides 24-hour children inpatient psychiatric care for ages 5 through 12 whose acute symptoms require a safe and therapeutic environment. Our team of specialists recognizes and understands the unique needs of pre-adolescent patients dealing with emotional and psychological disorders.
The goal of our children’s program is to provide stabilization of immediate concerns within a safe and structured environment. The treatment is short-term with the primary focus being on the reduction of symptoms and overall improvement of functioning.
When to Seek out Psychiatric Care for Children
Our referral team is standing by 24 hours a day because there is no time to waste when a child needs treatment. Psychiatric or emotional disorders which may necessitate hospitalization include:
- Recent suicide attempt
- Current suicide ideation with lethal means and/or intent
- Recent history of significant self-mutilation or self-endangering behavior
- Post-traumatic stress; severe anxiety
- Assaultive or aggressive behavior
- Severe depression and hopelessness
- Bipolar disorder
- Psychotic behaviors impacting daily activities
- Substance abuse in conjunction with any of the above
Treatment plans include comprehensive assessment, group therapy, medication management, and family involvement. Therapeutic interventions include evidence-based theoretical approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy.
Discharge planning is initiated when the patient is admitted and revised throughout their hospitalization. A written aftercare plan is developed with the participation of the adolescent and family. It includes recommendations for further treatment, and follow-up appointments are scheduled as needed.
Take The Next Step Today
Please call 855-982-0897 or contact us to start your road to recovery. We specialize in emotional care for children in Dallas, and we’re here to help.