At Youth Care, we understand that treatment in our residential program is often only the first step in a journey of healing and recovery. As such, we are proud to also provide a co-ed partial hospitalization program (PHP) so that our students can continue the growth they began during residential treatment.
Located in the same relaxing, home-like atmosphere as our residential program, our PHP is ideal for students who either do not need residential care or who have completed residential care and are in the process of transitioning back into their respective homes and communities. Our program is designed for young people ages 11-17 who are struggling with any of a number of disorders, including primary mental health disorders and primary substance use disorders. We are happy to welcome students with substance use disorders after they have completed detox.
Our PHP program runs seven days per week and includes the following treatment modalities:
- Psychodynamic therapy
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Expressive therapy
- Play therapy
- Solution-focused therapy
- Trauma therapy
- EMDR and biofeedback
- Addiction recovery and AA meetings for students with substance abuse concerns
A typical stay in the PHP program is 4-5 months. During this time, we provide numerous therapeutic activities, including individual therapy, group therapy, and educational opportunities. We provide a fully-accredited academic program staffed by certified secondary education teachers so that students do not have to fall behind in their learning while they make gains in their mental health. The learning environment is fully integrated into treatment, with teachers discussing therapeutic issues during class and therapists discussing academic issues during therapy. PHP treatment at Youth Care also includes the following invaluable interventions:
- Individual therapy three times per week
- Parent Days every 6-8 weeks
- Process group three times per week
- Recreational therapy twice weekly, which can include service activities such as volunteering at a local food bank or caring for animals at the Humane Society
- DBT, addictions, and music groups once per week
- Experiential groups, such as yoga and pet therapy
- Medication management and access to 24-hour medical staff
We pride ourselves on the high-quality comprehensive treatment we offer our students, and part of that pride comes from our commitment to long-term recovery and healing. We begin the discharge-planning process from the first day of treatment, which allows us to provide overarching care that gives each student the best chance for success. For many of our students, a stay with us is a turning point, and our continuing care programs are specially designed to help each student continue along the path towards recovery and health for years to come.