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Partial Hospitalization

Adolescent Psychiatric Partial Hospitalization Program

Our Adolescent Psychiatric Partial Hospitalization Program, also known as “Young Champions,” serves adolescents ages 12 to 17 (or 18 if still enrolled in school). This program provides therapy for adolescents who require significant structure and intervention but do not meet criteria for inpatient hospitalization. Young Champions provides an academic component which meets Kentucky statutes for attendance and weekly family education group and family sessions as clinically indicated.

Our clinical approach includes elements of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. DBT is an evidence-based treatment program addressing the needs of adolescent patients with varying mental health and substance abuse disorders. The partial program first promotes stabilization and then focuses on enhancing thinking and behavioral skill sets.

Program Details

  • Five days per week, four hours per day, for a total of 20 hours per week
  • Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Program length is typically two to four weeks
  • Combined patient and family group is held Friday from noon to 1:00 p.m.
  • Meetings with psychiatric provider weekly
  • Daily groups include education and psychotherapy (DBT model)

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The Ridge Behavioral Health System offers treatment and services for children, adolescents, adults and senior adults. We have professionals ready to help you explore the best treatment options for you or a loved one 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us toll-free at 800-753-4673 (HOPE) or 859-269-2325 for a no-cost, confidential assessment. All information is held in the strictest of confidence. If you are currently experiencing an emergency, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.