New Assessment and Diagnostic Program

Assessment and Diagnostic Program Overview:

The Assessment and Diagnostic Program (A&D) offers a highly structured and secure setting for youth experiencing significant impairment in their emotional and behavioral functioning who are in need of a comprehensive, multi-systemic diagnostic evaluation to determine recommendations and options for treatment services. The A&D program is available for males and females, ages 7 – 18, with an anticipated stay of 45 – 90 days.

Diagnostic Services Provided:

  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Clinical Evaluation
  • Medical History and Physical Exam including Immunizations, Urine Drug Screens
  • Nursing Assessment to include Vision, Dental and Hearing
  • Educational Evaluation and Academic Progress
  • Recreational/Physical Fitness Evaluation
  • Independent Living Skills Assessment
  • Nutrition Assessment

Screening and Recommended Treatment or Referral Provided for:

  • Substance Abuse
  • Sexualized Behaviors
  • Self-Harming Behavior
  • Speech and Occupational Therapy Services
  • Trauma Treatment and Assessment
  • Art Therapy

During the evaluation period, youth will receive the same therapeutic, clinical, educational, medical and recreational services as the other residents. A Psychiatric Evaluation will be conducted with 24 hours of admission. The Initial Treatment Plan will be developed within 24 hours and subsequent treatment team meetings will be held every 2 weeks to provide reports on behavioral and emotional observations as well clinical updates and recommendations. At the conclusion of their stay, a comprehensive report with recommendations will be presented to the parents, legal guardians and agency representatives.

We utilize evidenced based assessment and diagnostic tools and treatment protocols that are best suited to meet the individual needs.

Admissions:

For additional information or to make a referral, please contact the Admissions Staff at 1-877-227-7000.

Exclusionary criteria include youth who are actively suicidal or homicidal, actively psychotic, in need of detoxification or in need of acute medical services.