Seeking professional help for a child is the most difficult decision a parent has to make. Finding help can be intimidating and confusing.
The staff at West Oaks Hospital understands the concerns of parents regarding the treatment process. We offer help in determining each child's needs.
At West Oaks Hospital, parents are actively involved in their child's treatment. Parents learn new skills in managing their child and receive support from other parents.
Our children's services are specifically designed for children ages 6-12 who are experiencing emotional and behavioral problems that interfere with daily life, physical health, family and/or school.
Problems may be expressed in a variety of ways, such as impulsive or defiant behaviors, inability to concentrate, extreme or prolonged mood swings, or physical aggression towards self or others.
Treatment programs refer to the different levels of care provided in treatment. Programs vary in intensity from comprehensive inpatient care to day treatment. West Oaks Hospital provides a full range of programs, such as:
Inpatient care provided for children who are in need of 24-hour hospitalization. This program is for those children who need structure and intensive care. The program encourages active participation by every member of the family.
Day treatment care is provided for children who do not require overnight care. Our day treatment program may be adapted to morning, afternoon or partial week.
Only a licensed physician can make the diagnosis of a mental health disorder and approve a hospital admission.
The daily activities of all Children's Services are designed to increase problem solving and communication skills and enhance self-esteem. The goals of the program are reinforced through the following modalities:
We give every child the opportunity to reach his or her maximum potential in an environment that fosters success.
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