Beacon Behavioral Hospital offers inpatient behavioral health treatment to children from 6 to 18 years of age. Inpatient care focuses on providing immediate crisis stabilization and resolution. Our 24-hour care is provided through our multi-disciplinary treatment team including our psychiatrist, therapist, nurse or the mental health technician and discharge planner.
We know that seeking treatment can be emotionally challenging for families, therefore we designed our programs with our patients and their families' individualized needs in mind.
We offer distinct program tracks to better serve the unique needs of the children within our community. We also offer an array of added-value services to bring a sense of community and "home" to the hospital environment.
Signs you might consider seeking mental health treatment in your child might include:
While these are some signs to seek treatment, this is not an all-inclusive list. If you have any concerns, please ask for help.
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is an evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents impacted by trauma. It is a components-based treatment model that incorporates trauma-sensitive interventions with cognitive behavioral, family, and humanistic principles and techniques. TF-CBT has proved successful with children and adolescents who have significant emotional problems (e.g., symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, fear, anxiety, or depression) related to traumatic life events.
Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) is a therapeutic model that trains caregivers to provide effective support and treatment for at-risk children. Children and youth who are from hard places have often experienced complex developmental trauma, demonstrating an interactive set of psychological and behavioral issues. TBRI is a holistic, attachment-based, evidence based, and trauma informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children. The three principles of TBRI include: Empowering Principles (addressing the physical needs of the child), Connecting Principles (addressing the attachment needs of the child) and the Correcting Principles (addressing the fear-based behaviors of the child). We are very excited to provide TBRI to the communities we work with and help our children live a more healthy and positive life.
Beacon Behaioral Hospital has add Pet Therapy to their treatment model. Maple is the newest addition to the staff and will help patients in a very unique way by participating in Animal Assisted Activities and provide Animal Assisted Therapy.
Animal Assisted Activities- is the integration of animals into activities to facilitate motivation, education, and recreation, encouraging casual interaction without following a specific set of criteria or goals. The main focus is companionship and comfort to our patients. Maple makes daily rounds and sees all patients and greets them with a smile and a wagging tail.
Animal Assisted Therapy-is intentional and therapeutic, whereby the animal’s role is integral in assisting with mental health therapy and augments the therapy that is being conducted by a licensed therapist. In this setting, Maple might be used when a therapist is leading a group discussion. There will always be a specific goal for the use of Bear in these groups in order to help our patients thrive.
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.