We realize that adults aren’t the only ones tackling behavioral health conditions. At least one in five children and adolescents suffer from a behavioral health disorder. When left untreated, behavioral health disorders can lead to issues at school, family conflicts, substance abuse and even thoughts of death. Early intervention is critical to the recovery process.
At Linden Oaks Behavioral Health, we have experts who specialize in treating adolescents. Our programs address depression, anxiety (including school refusal), anger, anti-social disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorders.
We also offer programs specifically for adolescents, including addictions, Asperger's disorder, eating disorders and self-injury.
Discoveries is an outpatient self-injury program specifically designed for adolescents and young adults. During the program, participants are involved in individual, group and family therapy. Through therapy, we encourage and teach individuals to address the underlying issues that trigger their self-injury while teaching healthy coping skills.
Family members are strongly encouraged to be a part of the treatment process through both weekly family therapy and a weekly multi-family group program.
Our anxiety treatment program cares for adolescents with generalized anxiety disorders, school refusal or avoidance issues, panic disorders, social and specific phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.
This program is typically sought out when a teen receives a suspension from school because of alcohol/drug use during school or school event hours. Many times schools will reduce the number of days suspended if the teen agrees to attend this program.
The course focuses on education, the possible consequences of continued drug use, and healthy coping skills such as problem solving and effective communication. It is designed for students and their parents or guardians to explore the attitudes and behaviors related to substance abuse. Referrals can be made by physicians, school officials, court systems and/or parents.
The School at Linden Oaks
Adolescent patients in our inpatient and partial hospitalization program (PHP) levels of care attend the School at Linden Oaks for one or two hours per day. The school is staffed by state-certified teachers with endorsements in special education, English, social studies, science and mathematics.
The School at Linden Oaks works with a patient’s home school to obtain homework that is current with what other students in the patient’s class are completing. Teachers work one-on-one with patients to complete their work, provide notes and support materials, and return completed work to the school to ensure that the patients are more successful upon returning to school.
Linden Oaks Behavioral Health also has school liaisons who help coordinate a successful return to school for our adolescent patients by meeting and collaborating with the school and patient on the student’s needs and accommodations.