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Inpatient Psychiatric

Child Inpatient Acute Services

This program offers an intensive inpatient treatment program for children ages 5 to 11 who are experiencing acute symptoms of psychiatric illness. Children who have become overwhelmed due to underlying trauma or abuse can benefit from a positive, supportive and stable environment to help them recover.

The treatment program includes a trauma-informed care approach, an evidence-based model for working effectively with trauma survivors. We also incorporate elements of Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS), which is another evidence-based model for working effectively with children who demonstrate aggressive and/or out-of-control behavior, and we utilize elements of positive reinforcement and the level system. These methods help focus on positively reinforcing or rewarding appropriate or positive behavior. All of these elements help to create a well-rounded, individualized approach to working with each child.

Children who are receiving inpatient acute services at The Ridge Behavioral Health System are enrolled in the Fayette County School System. They will receive one-to-one instruction from Certified Teachers in collaboration with their home community school.

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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.