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Families of children with chronic mental health problems do not have to face this challenge alone. The Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s residential program provides a safe and nurturing environment for children and adolescents who need a longer period of treatment than can be provided in an inpatient setting.
Cincinnati Children’s College Hill Campus houses three residential programs (P2North, P2East and P2South) with a 33-bed capacity. Our goal as a residential treatment facility is to help children and adolescents manage their mental illness by making healthy decisions, expressing emotions through appropriate communication and behaviors, and increasing their ability to live healthy and productive lives.
Therapeutic recreation is a skilled service that is offered to clients in an individual or group setting. The purpose of therapeutic recreation is to improve your child’s health and well-being through leisure-based activity. Clients receive a full evaluation and an individualized treatment plan specific to recreational therapy to assist in their successful community re-integration. Services are provided by professionals who are certified, registered, or licensed to provide therapeutic recreation.
When a child is admitted to one of our inpatient units, our occupational therapists assess whether occupational therapy could help her address difficulties with completing daily and routine tasks, interacting with peers and staff, effectively managing frustration and mood changes, and organizing thoughts for effective problem solving.
Our occupational therapy program uses an activity-based approach to highlight areas of strength and engage the child in functional and age-appropriate tasks. This increases independence in self-care, social skills, leisure activities, coping skills, cognition and sensory processing.
The Division of Psychiatry provides a continuum of educational services in a structured, safe environment for all students as they undergo their mental health treatment.
Staffed by teachers from Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS), our educational programs function on a traditional school schedule and are provided to all residential patients.
A psychiatric diagnosis is often not the only problem a child is battling at the time of admission. Our counselor in the chemical dependency program works hand in hand with patients and their families to address addiction or drug-abuse behaviors during treatment stays for co-existing psychiatric disorders. Patients are evaluated upon admission and, if a chemical abuse problem is identified, we offer individual or group therapy sessions, depending on the child’s needs.
Our staff provides families with a better understanding of the treatment process, and we help youth understand the effect drugs have on their development and future problems that can occur with continued use.
During a child’s residential stay we provide:
Children and adolescents with psychiatric diagnoses often have difficulty with communication or social language use. Our speech-language pathologists provide treatment to help your child address communication problems such as difficulty expressing emotions, using appropriate language to handle stressful emotions, and using body language and facial expressions to communicate nonverbally.
Speech-language therapy may be conducted in individual or group sessions, depending on your child’s individual needs. For more information on speech-language therapy, visit the Division of Speech Pathology at Cincinnati Children’s.
We provide a place where children can receive psychiatric care over extended periods of time.
The residential treatment program provides a place where children who need psychiatric care over extended periods of time can receive treatment.
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