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Peggy Jacobsen, R.N.

Nursing Director

Peggy Jacobsen is a Registered Nurse and the Nursing Director at Youth Care.  She received her college education at Glendale College in Arizona and has worked with children and adolescents in a variety of settings. Many years were devoted to newborns, both healthy and premature or critically ill. She has worked in Pediatrics and Pediatirc intensive care, in Pediatric clinics and spent six years as a school nurse in the Phoenix area. Since 2000 she has been in the field of child psychiatry spending time in both the day treatment and residential areas. Having raised six children of her own and a few foster children, she has a lot of personal and professional experience in the pediatric field of nursing.

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Marks of Quality Care
  • AdvancED
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
  • National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP)
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval
  • The Jason Foundation

I'm very thankful for the staff at Youth Care. Our son's therapist and his other counselors were fantastic. Everyone we dealt with was caring and very professional. They challenged our son just enough and knew when and how to encourage him and to push him just the right amount. If it wasn't for Youth Care, the chances are great that our son would have overdosed or be in jail by now.

– Melissa H.