Hill Crest Behavioral Health Services offers residential treatment for adolescents ages 12–18 from Alabama and other states who are in need of long-term treatment due to severe behavioral, emotional and/or family problems.
The projected length of stay in Adolescent Residential Treatment is five to eight months, though this varies by each youth’s individual treatment needs.
Physical exam, psychosocial and psychiatric evaluations, nursing care, educational options and recreational treatment
Individual Therapy includes:
A psychiatrist and a therapist
Group Therapy includes:
Survivors of abuse group, coping tools, anger management, substance abuse prevention and adventure-based counseling
Point and level systems, team competitions
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Stress management, social skills, daily living skills, goal setting, pastoral care
Parenting support group, sessions with therapist & patient
Fitness, music, sports and art
Relapse prevention planning, with the option for families to continue participating in parenting support group
The program is designed for adolescents who do not require a locked, acute care facility, but who are emotionally and behaviorally unable to function appropriately in the home and school environments. We provide a nurturing and therapeutic environment where clients are encouraged to gain awareness of their feelings, thoughts, needs and behaviors.
We take a psychosocial, family-oriented approach in nurturing and shaping adolescents and their families. This approach allows our patients to reach their full potential in coping with stress, developing intimacy and achieving success in life. When there is a lack of family involvement, the therapist will work with the respective social worker to involve appropriate relatives or guardians. A therapeutic, structured treatment program teaches our residents cooperation, negotiation and problem solving skills. As their skills progress, responsibility levels increase within their therapeutic community and family.
Clients can then take this awareness and channel it toward appropriate ways of coping. The family and adolescent are encouraged to be active participants in their treatment plan design and implementation.