Child and Adolescent Inpatient Treatment
Perimeter Behavioral Hospital of Arlington offers inpatient behavioral health treatment to children as young as five years old. Inpatient care focuses on providing immediate crisis stabilization and resolution. Our 24-hour care is provided through our multi-disciplinary treatment team.
We know that often seeking treatment can be emotionally challenging for families, therefore we designed our programs with our patients and their families' individualized needs in mind.
Our programming is designed for children who are undergoing mental health challenges and showing signs of being at immediate risk of harm to themselves or others. This program utilizes different therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Processing Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to cover topics such as anger, grief, self-harming behaviors, anxiety/depression, body-image, and other related mental health topics.
Signs to seek mental health treatment in your child might include:
- Suicidal Talk or Actions
- Flat Emotional Responses
- Sudden Weight Loss or Lack of Hygiene
- Changes in Behavior (Disorganization, Pacing, Rocking, Grimacing)
- Substance Use
- Gender Identity Issues
- Isolation from Friends and Family
- Over-reactions to Disappointments or Failures
- Persistent Crying
- Lethargy and Fatigue/Lack of Motivation
While these are some signs to seek treatment, this is not an all-inclusive list. If you have any concerns, please ask for help.
We realize that it is often difficult to bring your child to a facility for treatment. To make the stay more enjoyable, we have implemented additional activities throughout treatment to add-value to therapy and make the children feel more comfortable.
We look forward to providing therapeutic, yet fun, activities which keep the children engaged within a safe environment.