Children’s Outpatient Services

Children and teens with emotional and behavioral issues need special attention and specialized care in an environment specially designed for them. AltaPointe Children’s Outpatient Services include various programs designed to treat children and teens ages 3-19 and their families, with the ultimate goal of helping children succeed in all areas of their lives.

Many of these children may have been neglected and abused, as well as exhibited delinquent behaviors that affect their relationships with family, peers, teachers, and others within the community. Children and teens admitted to this program reside in Alabama’s Mobile Bay and east-central regions.

AltaPointe’s healthcare professionals use evidence-based practices in treating trauma, bereavement, behavioral problems, and other issues. Treatment is highly individualized and depends on the child’s symptoms, developmental level, and individual needs.

Services may include:

  • Child-Outpatient-Sand-Therapyassessment and evaluation
  • supportive therapy
  • psychiatric services
  • cognitive behavioral therapy
  • systemic family therapy
  • behavior modification
  • social skills training
  • play therapy
  • expressive therapies
  • case management
  • day treatment

When a child or teen poses an actual or imminent danger to himself or others, referral to BayPointe Hospital, the region’s only free-standing psychiatric hospital for children and teens, is an option. Our comprehensive continuum of care assures that our patients receive the services they need to achieve wellness.

What Are the Symptoms of Mental Illness in Children?

Child and Adolescent Services include:

Case Management Services

For patients with severe and persistent mental illness requiring a variety of services within the AltaPointe system and externally from various community resources Learn more

Child and Adolescent Crisis Response Team – Mobile & Baldwin Counties

Sometimes children need extra help especially in times of crisis. Mobile and Baldwin Counties The primary goal of the Child and Adolescent Crisis Response Team is to help find a… Learn more

Children’s Day Treatment – Mobile County

For severely emotionally disturbed students enrolled in grades 1-8 of the Mobile County Public School System Learn more

Children’s Day Treatment – Baldwin County

For children and adolescents whose behavioral and emotional problems hinder their normal development in school and at home. Learn more

First Episode Psychosis program

Psychosis is the onset of a serious mental illness and includes symptoms such as seeing and hearing things that others do not strange or bizarre beliefs or disorganized thinking. Typical… Learn more

In-Home Family Intervention Program

For children in significant emotion distress and at risk for out-of-home placement due to the severity of their situation Learn more

Project Achieve

For children ages 6 to 17 who have been diagnosed with mental illness and intellectual disability Learn more

Reaching & Encouraging Active Parenting – REAP

AltaPointe’s program for educating parents Learn more

School-Based Therapy

AltaPointe offers school-based therapy services in some area public schools as well as a summer day treatment program on the BayPointe Children’s Hospital campus. Learn more

Therapy & Psychiatric Services

For children ages 4 to 18 exhibiting one or more of a broad range of mental health deficiencies Learn more

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