Outpatient Care for Teens
Adolescent Day Treatment
When adolescents need intensive behavioral health services, our experienced staff of mental health professionals at Rockford Center provide techniques to help strengthen their self-confidence for healthier relationships and a more fulfilling life.
Our Adolescent Day Treatment Program is designed specifically for teens ages 13 to 17 who are transitioning from inpatient care and need to “step down,” or those that require a higher degree of support than traditional outpatient care offers.
Located in Newark, Delaware, Rockford Center designed the Adolescent Day Treatment Program to meet the complex needs of adolescents in a secure outpatient setting, while allowing them to return home in the evenings, providing flexibility to them and their families.
Our ultimate goal for these young individuals is to stabilize their symptoms and promote a return to school and outpatient therapy. The program meets Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The adolescent psychiatric program highlights include:
- Comprehensive individual assessments, including psychiatric, psycho-social, and nursing. The assessments will assist the treatment team in providing referrals to appropriate community resources.
- Treatment teams include a board-certified psychiatrist, a registered nurse, a masters-level counselor or licensed clinical social worker, and a staff member with drug and alcohol experience and/or Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor.
- Daily psychoeducational and group therapy as well as skills training
- Expressive therapies including art, music, and movement therapies
- Medication evaluation, management, and monitoring
- Family sessions
- Academic instruction is provided on-site by certified teachers, in coordination with the home school.
- Breakfast and Lunch
- Psychological testing, where indicated
Warning Signs Teen Outpatient Treatment is Needed
- Academic problems such as sudden decline in school performance
- Unable to cope with challenges or everyday activities
- Problems with concentrating
- Acting out sexually
- Prolonged negative mood that may signify depression
- Sudden mood swings that could be bipolar disorder
- Constant nervousness or worries that are evidence of anxiety disorders
- Consistent alcohol or drug use
- Signs of an eating disorder such as purging, worry about weight, etc
- Frequent nightmares
- Threatening self-harm or harm to others
- Self-harm or self-destructive behavior
- Substance abuse or alcohol abuse
- Aggressive outbursts on an unusually frequent basis
- Threatening to run away
- Opposition to authority, truancy, theft or vandalism
- Unusual thoughts, beliefs, feelings or strange behaviors
Why Choose An Adolescent Outpatient Program?
An adolescent outpatient program provides many of the same therapies and treatment as an inpatient program, but for patients requiring less structured treatment. The initial patient assessment will determine if outpatient treatment is the right choice for your teen. Our primary goal is to assess the needs of our patients and their families and make appropriate clinical recommendations.
Don’t wait. Reach out for help today.
Your loved one’s mental health matters, and our dedicated mental health professionals who lead our psychiatric treatment care for teens understands the unique challenges faced when dealing with adolescent behavioral health issues treatment. The staff at Rockford Center can help stabilize symptoms and promote a successful return to school and regular activities.
Their emotional or behavioral needs are different from that of an adult, and our initial assessments put them in a specially designed psychiatric service for adolescents – and for them.
Parents are looking for a place they can trust that provides psychiatric care for teens
You and your child do not have to struggle with teen mental health issues or mental illness alone. Call us at 302-996-5480 today to get 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.