The ages 13–18 can be extremely challenging to many children. As they imitate and experiment with the behaviors they see in adults, young people sometimes make mistakes that carry heavy consequences, both socially and emotionally.
These kinds of crises need to be taken seriously. The adolescent program at Adventist Health Vallejo is here to help children develop their emotional, social and psychiatric identities in a peaceful, supportive environment.
How we help our young patients
Upon admission into our mental health facility, our intake team will perform a complete psychiatric evaluation on the teen patient to create a personalized treatment plan. For the first 24 hours and until discharge, the teen will receive structured activities that include individual and group therapy.
During these meetings, teens have a chance to express themselves and identify what may be the contributing factors to their mental illness. As the teens learn to interact and express themselves appropriately, they strengthen their identities and their confidence in being around others.
Adventist Health Vallejo’s unique program rewards good behavior, provides support through difficulties and recognizes patients when they show progress. You can learn more about adolescent inpatient psychiatric services here.
Our multidisciplinary therapy team
At Adventist Health Vallejo, our team of mental health experts includes psychiatrists, nurses, counselors, social workers, art therapists and more. Families of adolescent patients can learn more about how their child will be treated during consultations, which are available as needed.
How families help with treatment
Without the support of the family, treatments at Adventist Health Vallejo are less likely to succeed long-term. Our team will help your family understand how to provide the most helpful support during treatment so that your teen can return home and integrate successfully with their family and community.
Leaving the hospital
When it’s time to go home, it’s important to understand what to expect. A case manager will discuss the upcoming outpatient therapy with the teen and their family. They will also help to follow up on progress made later on.