Short-Term Stabilization

The Short-Term Stabilization program is designed for a child’s immediate need for behavioral health stabilization and intervention. Components of this 3 to 14-day program consists of intensive therapeutic services and case management. The short-term unit serves boys and girls ages 5 to 13 with psychiatric or trauma-related symptoms.

The short-term stabilization unit includes:

• Initial treatment plan
• Initial assessment
• Daily individual and group therapy
• Medication assessment within 24 hours
• Physical health assessment within 24 hours
• Academic instruction
• Discharge summary, including treatment recommendations

Daily therapeutic groups may include therapies such as dance/movement, art, music, and animal-assisted, as well as milieu groups focused on coping and skill building, boundaries, and self-esteem. Prior to discharge, the treatment team will work to ensure that supports are in place for both the child and his or her family.

To make a referral to Mount Saint Vincent’s Short-Term Stabilization Program, or for additional information, or for additional information call 303-483-8030.