Child and Adolescent
Safe and Appropriate Care for Young People
The inpatient program for acutely ill children and teens emphasizes the healthy development of self-esteem and individual responsibility with the goal of providing children, teens and their families the necessary tools to achieve lasting change. Care is provided in a safe, secure and nurturing environment with younger children treated in an area separate from adolescents.
The multi-disciplinary treatment team consists of a psychiatrist, an advanced practice nurse, registered nurse, social worker, activities therapist, mental health technicians, and when indicated, a chemical dependency counselor. Our team completes discipline-specific evaluations to initiate an individualized plan of care that includes medication management and a combination of individual, group and family therapies.
Therapeutic recreational activities and other programs are implemented to stabilize patients and create a foundation for care after discharge. Discharge planning begins upon admission and the discharge coordinator provides for appropriate follow-up care after discharge.
Our CARE (Call Assessment Referral Evaluation) team is available for confidential consultations 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 812/476-7200 or toll free at 800/947-6789 or e-mail with questions or referrals.