If you see your teen behaving strangely, it could be from several different social or family-related reasons. There could also be an underlying disorder that has manifested in them without your knowledge. To be sure of what is troubling them, have a medical professional make an assessment. We offer free confidential consultations and are here to help your family. We can help bring light to your teen’s situation. If your teen is experiencing drug user or severe depression, an adolescent partial hospitalization program might be the best solution.
Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program: What is it?
A partial hospitalization program (PHP) offers multidisciplinary clinical services for patients who do not present imminent danger to themselves or others. These teens are still able to function daily, so they are allowed to spend the night at home.
PHP is often recommended before trying a residential treatment center, and it’s usually recommended after completing one to help the teen get back into normal life.
At Key Transitions in Los Angeles, your teen will participate in an intensive and structured program for eight hours a day and five days per week. The program promotes healing to ensure lasting changes. Your teen will also learn coping skills essential for recovery. This is carried out in a positive and safe space, medically equipped to treat your teen in comfort.
Components of Partial Hospitalization Program
You can expect your teen to receive physical, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual care, and we promote meditative activities such as yoga throughout the week.
Some of the components of a partial hospitalization program are:
The facility’s therapists and psychiatrists will perform a clinical assessment to determine the patient’s specific needs. Once that’s done, they will design an individualized treatment plan with several types of teen individual therapy.
Being among other teens experiencing the same situation helps patients see their issues from a different perspective. Adolescents attending our PHP and IOP programs participate in adolescent group therapy classes, so they can go through their recovery knowing that they are not alone.
Getting the family involved is beneficial for a patient’s recovery. Your participation from initial assessment to final release will help create an individualized program for your child. Family therapy is an important part of our teen program at Key Transitions.
During the program, your teen will have a designated time to focus on school work. The staff at Key Transitions will help them create a solid educational foundation.
What is the difference between inpatient, intensive outpatient, and partial hospitalization?
A teen PHP is less intrusive than an inpatient program but more intense than an outpatient program.
Unlike Residential Teen Treatment Programs, our teen PHP allows patients to go home after their sessions.
Who needs a partial hospitalization program?
Teen PHPs are for adolescents experiencing behavioral disturbances, self-harm, severe depression, substance abuse, and increasing symptoms. There are many other reasons an adolescent would attend our PHP program; contact us if you want to learn more about any of our programs. Struggling patients may also have other conditions that negatively affect their mental and behavioral health.
Moreover, a partial hospitalization program helps prevent relapses, hospitalizations, and incarcerations. The program ultimately functions as:
- Continued care after residential treatment.
- An alternative to a residential program.
- Transitional care after an inpatient program.
What are the benefits of an adolescent partial hospitalization program?
Developing behavioral and substance abuse issues is not uncommon for teens. So, if your child shows signs of a disorder, admitting them to a teen PHP can be helpful. Here are some of its benefits:
Accessible emotional support from family and friends
Since teens are allowed to go home after treatment, they will see their family and friends. Maintaining this connection is an excellent source of emotional support during treatment.
Coping skills are provided during treatment.
The facility will teach your teen coping skills that will allow them to get clean and remain sober for the rest of their life. These skills will be helpful when they participate in social gatherings, for instance.
Additionally, teen PHP teaches your child:
- How to deal with cravings
- Knowledge about their substance or mental health issues
- How to identify and distance themselves from triggering situations
- How to deal with sadness, and difficult situations
- Awareness of how their issues can affect other people
Immersion in a healing environment
A teen PHP allows patients to focus solely on their issues and create actionable plans for the long-term recovery of these issues. Teens are fully immersed and focusing on their issues with licensed clinical professionals.
Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program: Goals and FAQs
Teen PHP provides patients with a therapeutic environment and the tools necessary to lead a healthy lifestyle.
At Key Transitions, our focus is in:
- Igniting teens’ passions so they can become motivated.
- Helping teens deal with family issues.
- Reminding teens of the importance of their education.
- Helping teens appreciate family again.
- Encouraging teens to think long-term and make correct decisions.
- Teaching teens how to live a sober life even when temptations are present.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How much does Teen PHP cost?
- PPO insurance policies can cover up to 100% of the costs.
- How long does the treatment last?
- Typically, the program lasts for three to four weeks.
If you think that your teen needs an adolescent partial hospitalization program, don’t hesitate to contact us here at Key Transitions. We will guide you about our Teen PHP and our other programs. Allow us to help your teen lead a bright future filled with opportunities.