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Treatment Options for Children and Teens

Valle Vista Health System, located in Greenwood, Indiana, provides various mental health treatment options for children and teens ages 12-18 years old.

Children and teens experiencing emotional distress and behavioral issues require specialized care. Since they are going through a constant state of development during this time, both mentally and physically, teens need the kind of treatment that recognizes the complexity of their current state.

Our acute mental health treatment for teens, adolescent outpatient mental health programs and girls residential treatment programs all focus on identifying immediate issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma and other disorders. We provide education for both patients and caregivers so they can learn ways to cope.

The goal for all of our programs is to get young patients back on track so they can begin to refocus on healthy relationships at school, at home and in their communities.

Valle Vista Treatment Options Children and Teens

Our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Child & Adolescent Inpatient Treatment

Our acute adolescent inpatient mental health services focus on stabilizing acute teenage psychiatric issues to allow a quick and smooth transition to a lower level of care.

Our adolescent psychiatric and inpatient child psychiatric team knows this can be a stressful time for you, and we put the needs of the child — and their families — first. Patients are separated by age and gender at our treatment center to provide a more comfortable, supportive environment.

Some components for our children and teen inpatient treatment include:

  • 24-hour nursing care
  • Daily visits with a psychiatrist or nurse practitioner
  • Individual, group and family counseling as ordered by the psychiatrist or nurse practitioner
  • Recreational therapy designed for children and adolescents, with a licensed recreational therapist
  • Medication management by board-certified psychiatrists and nurse practitioners

Learn more about our Acute Psychiatric Inpatient Program —>

Child & Adolescent IOP

The adolescent IOP for mental illness and behavioral health from Valle Vista Health System provides child and adolescent psychiatry services on an outpatient basis for patients 12-18 years old.

Our Individualized Intensive Outpatient Therapy is a level of care for youth who don’t need 24-hour care or may need to “step down” as a transition from a hospital setting. Patients typically remain in the part-time day program for two weeks.

Some components of our children and teen IOP include:

  • Meetings Monday through Friday, typically 9 a.m to 4 p.m., but hours can vary
  • Individual, group and family counseling as ordered by the psychiatrist or nurse practitioner

Learn more about our Adolescent Individualized Intensive Outpatient Therapy —>

Residential Treatment for Young Women

Teenage girls and young women face unique challenges as they develop physically and emotionally, which is why a program unique to them and their specific needs is necessary to treat a wide-variety of mental health and substance abuse issues.

The ultimate goal of our residential treatment for girls is to teach young women how to make safe, healthy choices when dealing with anger, sadness, anxiety and other negative emotions that could lead to mental health issues.

We treat a variety of mental health issues at Valle Vista, as well as substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders. Some of the mental health disorders include:

  • Anxiety disorder
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Eating disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Mood disorders

Some program highlights:

  • 24-hour nursing care in a highly-structured and supervised group living and learning environment
  • Specialized care for girls with co-existing medical issues or conditions, such as diabetes or pregnancy
  • Medication management overseen by a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist
  • Around-the-clock behavioral health treatment therapies
  • Daily group and weekly individual and family therapy sessions
  • Licensed teachers from the Greenwood Community School System to help teens stay on track with their academic studies
  • Special treatment for girls involved in human trafficking

Learn more about our Girls Residential Treatment Program —>

We’re here to help

If your child or teen is struggling with a mental health issue and needs acute inpatient psychiatric care, an intensive outpatient program or even a residential treatment program specific to young women, Valle Vista Health System is here to help.

Contact us online or call us at 800-447-1348 for a no-cost, confidential assessment and get your child or teen on the path to better mental health, today.

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Our team is available 24/7 to provide a no-cost mental health assessment for you or a loved one by calling 800-447-1348. For additional details about our programs, call us or use our online contact form. In the case of a medical emergency or crisis, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

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