When a child fails to respond successfully to multiple outpatient treatments, a more intensive, structured program may be prescribed. Often these children have suffered from abuse, neglect or substance abuse and an intervention is desperately needed.
This program is for children ages 5 to 18 with severe emotional disturbances who have not responded to less intensive treatment and who require 24-hour supervision. It is located in the secure setting of BayPointe Children’s Hospital facility in west Mobile. For these children, BayPointe offers a caring, controlled environment with 24-hour supervision. Here, these young patients receive essential treatment to improve their immediate situation and develop the skills necessary to successfully function upon discharge.
Following a thorough evaluation and diagnosis after admission, our team of attentive professionals develops an individualized treatment plan to meet the each patient’s needs. Therapies range from medication management and anger management to pet therapy, equine therapy, gardening groups, running club and swimming.
Children and adolescents have the opportunity to participate in our academic program. A certified teacher or tutor works with our children individually and in a classroom setting. Close communication with the child’s regular school is maintained.
While the child is receiving residential treatment, our staff works with family members or caregivers to maintain, enhance or develop attachment with their child during treatment and upon their return home. Our patients, families, caregivers, school system personnel, DHR workers and others as appropriate, are directly involved in the child’s treatment and serve as a unified support system upon discharge.