Complex Care for Teens
Treating teenagers with mental and behavioral issues is a complex task since they’re going through so many intellectual, emotional and physical changes during this time in their lives. Rockford Center’s adolescent programs tackles this complexity head-on, offering a number of treatment option for teens age 13 to 17 that help them stabilize from their emotional or behavioral crisis and focus on long-term strategies to maintain mental health, build self-esteem and foster healthy relationships with people at home, at school and in the broader community.
At Rockford Center, located in Newark, Delaware, we offer an Adolescent Psychiatric Inpatient Program for teens who have more acute behavioral issues or are experiencing a more severe emotional crisis and need around-the-clock psychiatric care.
We also offer a Day Treatment Program for teens who’ve finished inpatient treatment but still require some structured care or may need more complex treatment than traditional outpatient care offers.
No matter which program the teenager needs, our staff at Rockford Center will put together an individualized program that targets their specific needs so they can stabilize, rebuild their confidence, and continue the healing process.
Psychiatric Services for Adolescents Include:
- Psychiatric evaluation
- Medication stabilization if necessary
- Daily group therapy and skills training
- Family therapy sessions
- Academic instruction by on-site certified teachers year-round
- Expressive therapies including art, music, movement and yoga
- Communication and follow-up, including following
- IEPs, with school personnel and outpatient therapists
- Personalized discharge and aftercare plans
Adolescents and Mental Health
Teen mental health matters, and treating any mental illness early can change the course of your loved one’s life.
Nearly half of all mental health issues start by the age of 14, and suicide is the fourth leading cause of death between adolescents and young adults aged 15-19.
According to the World Health Organization, inpatient treatment for adolescents at a residential treatment psychiatric hospital, as well as outpatient programs, have been shown to have an impact on the overall mental health, as “the consequences of not addressing adolescent mental health conditions extend to adulthood, impairing both physical and mental health and limiting opportunities to lead fulfilling lives as adults.” Rockford Center can help stabilize symptoms and promote a successful return to school and regular activities that teens enjoy.
Why Choose Inpatient Psychiatric Care for Teenagers?
Acute mental health treatment for teens in a residential setting can have a positive impact on the growth and recovery of your loved one while receiving around-the-clock psychiatric treatment. In our adolescent psychiatric program, at Rockford Center, we will provide the tools, skills and education necessary for your teen to take steps forward and work on a happier, healthier life.
Why Choose Teen Outpatient Treatment?
Behavioral health treatment for teens can include an adolescent day treatment program such as a partial hospitalization program or a part-time program such as an intensive outpatient program. Outpatient treatment is less structured than acute inpatient psychiatric treatment, but provides many of the same behavioral health and substance abuse therapies you would find in an inpatient mental health treatment program.
Every teenager is unique, and adolescent behavioral health treatment has to be, too. Our outpatient psychiatric care for teens looks at your loved one as a whole person and focuses on building on their strengths.
Reach Out to us Today
Please do not hesitate to call us if your teen needs acute inpatient mental health treatment or outpatient treatment. Our admissions team is ready to answer any questions you may have and get the process started.
Help Is Never Far Away
We’re available 24/7 to provide a no-cost mental health assessment by calling 302-996-5480. Walk-in appointments are also welcome. For additional details about our programs, call us or use our online contact form. In the case of a medical emergency or crisis, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.