FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DENVER, Colo., May 17, 2016 – Mount Saint Vincent, a leading provider of clinical treatment for children facing severe emotional or behavioral challenges due to trauma, mental illness, abuse, or neglect, announced that it has opened a short-term stabilization program. The program serves children aged five to 12 who are being released from a psychiatric hospital or emergency room setting; it is also designed to help prevent children with acute psychiatric needs from escalating to the point that they need hospitalization. The children will be supervised 24/7 and stay in the program an average of three to 10 days.
Services provided include an initial psychosocial assessment, individual and family therapy, daily therapeutic groups, academic instruction, medication assessment and management, continuous physical health assessments, and a discharge summary that includes treatment recommendations.
According to Mount Saint Vincent Executive Director Kirk Ward, the program was created in response to changing needs in the community. “The new short-term program is structured to achieve stabilization quickly,” Ward said. “Intensive case management will ensure that proper supports are in place for both the child and his or her family.”
About Mount Saint Vincent
Mount Saint Vincent, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency founded in 1883 by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, provides clinical treatment for children with severe emotional and behavioral challenges due to trauma, mental illness, abuse, or neglect. Mount Saint Vincent is a leader in the application of the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) and trauma-informed care. The agency is one of only a handful of organizations worldwide designated as a flagship site for NMT, an honor bestowed by The ChildTrauma Academy of Houston, Texas. Mount Saint Vincent’s continuum of services includes short-term stabilization, foster care, in-home therapy, NMT assessments, training, residential treatment, day treatment, a K-8 school, and community early learning center. For more information, visit msvhome.org.
Elizabeth Roberts, Marketing & Communications Specialist
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