Child & Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatry
Our Child & Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatry unit has 12 beds, all in private rooms with shared bathrooms. Our program is designed to help children and adolescents ages 6-18 who are having a crisis severe enough to impact their safety and/or the safety of others.
We treat a variety of psychiatric conditions including:
- Major depression
- Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Oppositional defiant disorder
- Anxiety disorders
- Bipolar disorder
- Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder
Our program focuses on three areas:
- Assessment: Identifying why hospitalization is required.
- Stabilization: Reducing symptoms.
- Discharge Planning: Developing a plan to transition out of the hospital.
To appropriately assess, plan and treat our patients, we encourage a parent or guardian to be present for the initial admission process as well as for treatment meetings. In our experience, parent/guardian presence is strongly recommended for treatment to be successful. The entire admission process takes about 1- 1½ hours and includes the completion of required paperwork, including releases of information (so we can contact outpatient providers), consent forms for medication (for minors) and treatment and legal status paperwork.
We also provide education to parents and guardians during the admission process, family meetings, phone calls and through handouts. If at any time a parent has a question while their child is in the hospital we encourage the parent to call.
CVPH contracts with Champlain Valley Educational Services (CVES) to provide a full-time teacher on-site to ensure patients have the right support to maintain and continue their academic studies. This service directly coordinates with the patient’s school for consistency and individual needs.
We offer a wide variety of group programming that focuses on coping skills, anger management, self-esteem and recognizing alternative ways to deal with feelings and emotions. We also use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT).
Visitors can play an important role in your health and wellbeing. Visitors are welcome Monday - Sunday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Please refer to our COVID-19 Visitation Update page the most current guidelines.
- You may bring food from home with you.
- Food must be consumed during the visit. It cannot be kept on the unit.
- Caffeinated beverages are not allowed.
- The unit is secure. Visitors can enter the unit by pushing the intercom and letting us know who they wish to visit.